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Pauli Murray and Caroline Ware
Author: Anne Firor Scott

ISBN: 9780807859285
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 210
Published: 17 August 2008
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0 x 1.3
Description:
In 1942 Pauli Murray, a young black woman from North Carolina studying law at Howard University, visited a constitutional law class taught by Caroline Ware, one of the nation's leading historians. A friendship and a correspondence began, lasting until Murray's death in 1985. Ware, a Bostonian born in 1899, was a scholar, a leading consumer advocate, and a political activist. Murray, born in 1910, with no resources except her intelligence and determination, graduated from college at 16 and made her way to law school, where she organized student sit-ins to protest segregation. She pulled her friend Ware into this early civil rights activism. Their forty-year correspondence ranged widely over issues of race, politics, international affairs, and--for a difficult period in the 1950s--McCarthyism.

In time, Murray became a labor lawyer, a university professor, and the first black woman to be ordained an Episcopal priest. Ware continued her work as a social historian and consumer advocate while developing an international career as a community development specialist. Their letters are products of high intelligence and a gift for writing, revealing portraits of ...

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