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The Resource Jane Crow : the life of Pauli Murray, Rosalind Rosenberg

Jane Crow : the life of Pauli Murray, Rosalind Rosenberg

Label
Jane Crow : the life of Pauli Murray
Title
Jane Crow
Title remainder
the life of Pauli Murray
Statement of responsibility
Rosalind Rosenberg
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Euro-African-American activist Pauli Murray was a feminist lawyer who played pivotal roles in both the modern civil rights and women's movements, and later become the first woman ordained a priest by the Episcopal Church. Born in 1910 and identified as female, she believed from childhood that she was male. Jane Crow is her definitive biography, exploring how she engaged the arguments used to challenge race discrimination to battle gender discrimination in the 1960s and 70s. Before there was a social movement to support transgender identity, she mounted attacks on all arbitrary categories of distinction. In the 1950s, her legal scholarship helped Thurgood Marshall to shift his course and attack segregation frontally in Brown v. Board of Education. In the 1960s, Murray persuaded Betty Friedan to help her found an NAACP for women, which Friedan named NOW. Appointed by Eleanor Rossevelt to the President's Commission on the Status of Women in 1962, she advanced the idea of Jane Crow, arguing that the same reasons used to attack race discriminatio n could be used to battle gender discrimination. In the early 1970s, Murray provided Ruth Bader Ginsberg with the argument Ginsberg used to persuade the Supreme Court that the Fourteenth Amendment to the Constitution protects not only blacks but also women--and potentially other minority groups--from discrimination. helping to propel Ruth Bader Ginsberg to her first Supreme Court victory for women's rights and greatly expanding the idea of equality in the process. Murray accomplished all of this as someone who would today be identified as transgender but who, due to the limitations of her time, focused her attention on dismantling systematic injustices of all sorts, transforming the idea of what equality means"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rosenberg, Rosalind
Dewey number
  • 305.42092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
E185.97.M95
LC item number
R67 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murray, Pauli
  • African American intellectuals
  • African American poets
  • African American lawyers
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African American feminists
  • Episcopal Church
  • Social reformers
  • Civil rights movements
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • Murray, Pauli
  • Episcopal Church
  • African American civil rights workers
  • African American feminists
  • African American intellectuals
  • African American lawyers
  • African American poets
  • Civil rights movements
  • Clergy
  • Social reformers
  • United States
Label
Jane Crow : the life of Pauli Murray, Rosalind Rosenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Coming of Age, 1910-1937 -- A Southern Childhood -- Escape to New York -- Part II: Confronting Jim Crow, 1938-1941 -- "Members of Your Race Are Not Admitted" -- Bus Trouble -- A Death Sentence Leads to Law School -- Part III: Naming Jane Crow, 1941-1946 -- "I Would Gladly Change My Sex" -- California Promise -- Part IV: Surviving the Cold War, 1946-1961 -- "Apostles of Fear" -- A Person In Between -- "What Is Africa to Me?" -- Part V: A Chance to Lead, 1961-1967 -- Making Sex Suspect -- Invisible Woman -- Toward an NAACP for Women -- Part VI: To Teach, To Preach, 1967-1977 -- Professor Murray -- Triumph and Loss -- The Reverend Dr. Murray -- Epilogue
Control code
1717469
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 494 pages
Isbn
9780190656454
Lccn
2017000717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1717469
  • (OCoLC)959032482
Label
Jane Crow : the life of Pauli Murray, Rosalind Rosenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part I: Coming of Age, 1910-1937 -- A Southern Childhood -- Escape to New York -- Part II: Confronting Jim Crow, 1938-1941 -- "Members of Your Race Are Not Admitted" -- Bus Trouble -- A Death Sentence Leads to Law School -- Part III: Naming Jane Crow, 1941-1946 -- "I Would Gladly Change My Sex" -- California Promise -- Part IV: Surviving the Cold War, 1946-1961 -- "Apostles of Fear" -- A Person In Between -- "What Is Africa to Me?" -- Part V: A Chance to Lead, 1961-1967 -- Making Sex Suspect -- Invisible Woman -- Toward an NAACP for Women -- Part VI: To Teach, To Preach, 1967-1977 -- Professor Murray -- Triumph and Loss -- The Reverend Dr. Murray -- Epilogue
Control code
1717469
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 494 pages
Isbn
9780190656454
Lccn
2017000717
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1717469
  • (OCoLC)959032482

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