The groundbreaking documentary My Name is Pauli Murray is in theatres now and will be available on Amazon Prime October 1. The film was made by the same team that made the award-winning documentary RBG about the late US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The filmmakers included directors Julie Cohen and Betsy West, producer Talleah Bridges McMahon, cinematographer Claudia Raschke, and editor Cinque Northern.
Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat, and a full decade before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned separate-but-equal legislation, Pauli Murray was already knee-deep fighting for social justice.
A pioneering attorney, activist and dedicated memoirist, Murray shaped landmark litigation—and consciousness— around race and gender equity.
As an African American youth raised in the segregated South—who was also wrestling with broader notions of gender identity—Murray understood, intrinsically, what it was to exist beyond previously accepted categories and cultural norms.