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Pauli Murray and Caroline Ware: Forty Years of Letters in Black and White

Pauli Murray and Caroline Ware: Forty Years of Letters in Black and White (Paperback)

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This title explores the cross-race friendship of two feminist activists.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. Their forty-year correspondence ranged widely over issues of race, politics, and international affairs.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 pursuing an international career as a community development specialist. Their letters, products of high intelligence and a gift for writing, offer revealing portraits of their authors as well as the workings of an unusual female friendship. They also provide a wonderful view of the social and political thought of the times, particularly regarding civil rights and women's rights.

BiographyDiaries, letters & journalsLGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesGender studies: womenPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesEthical issues & debatesEthical issues: prostitution & sex industryPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groupsEthnic studiesBlack & Asian studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial issues & processesFeminism & feminist theory Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press Publication Date: 01/09/2008 ISBN-13: 9780807859285  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Anne Firor Scott, pioneer historian of American women, is W. K. Boyd Professor Emerita of History at Duke University. She is author of nine books, including Making the Invisible Woman Visible and Natural Allies: Women's Associations in American History.

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