Writings About Pauli Murray

Anderson, Victor. Pragmatic Theology: Negotiating the Intersections of an American Philosophy of Religion and Public Theology. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1998.

Antler, Joyce. “Pauli Murray: The Brandeis Years.Journal of Women’s History 14, no. 2 (2002): 78-82.

Azaransky, Sarah. The Dream is Freedom: Pauli Murray and American Democratic Faith. New York: Oxford University Press, 2011.

Azaransky, Sarah. “Roundtable: Embodying Radical Democracy: Pauli Murray’s Legacies and Resources for a Common Freedom Struggle: Introduction.” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 29, no.1 (2013): 141-142

Azaransky, Sarah. “Jane Crow: Pauli Murray’s Intersections and Antidiscrimination Law.” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 29, no.1 (2013): 155-160

Bell-Scott, Patricia. The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice. New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.

Bell-Scott, Patricia. “To Write Like Never Before: Pauli Murray’s Enduring Yearning.Journal of Women’s History 14, no. 2 (2002): 58-61.

Brown, Flora Bryant. “N.A.A.C.P. Sponsored Sit-Ins by Howard University Students in Washington, D.C., 1943-1944.The Journal of Negro History 85, no. 4 (2000): 274-86.

Bucher, Christina. “Pauli Murray: A Case for the Poetry.” North Carolina Literary Review, 2004.

Caldbeck, Elaine. “The Poetry of Pauli Murray, African American Civil Rights Lawyer and Priest.” In Gender, Ethnicity, and Religion: Views from the Other Side, edited by Rosemary Radford Ruether, 45-65. Minneapolis: Fortress Press, 2002.

Drury, Doreen M. “Love, Ambition, and ‘Invisible Footnotes’ in the LIfe and Writing of Pauli Murray.Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture & Society.” 11, no.3 (2009): 295-309

Drury, Doreen M. “Boy-Girl, Imp, Priest: Pauli Murray and the Limits of Identity.” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 29, no.1 (2013): 142-147

Gilmore, Glenda. “Admitting Pauli Murray.Journal of Women’s History 14, no. 2 (2002): 62-67.

Gilmore, Glenda.  Defying Dixie: The radical roots of Civil Rights, 1919-1950. New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2008.

Hartmann, Susan M. “Pauli Murray and ‘Juncture of Women’s Liberation and Black Liberation’.Journal of Women’s History 14, no. 2 (2002): 74-77.

Humez, Jean M. “Pauli Murray’s Histories of Loyalty and Revolt.Black American Literature Forum 24, no. 2 (1990): 315-55.

Mack, Kenneth. Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2012

Mayeri, Serena. Reasoning From Race: Feminism, Law, and the Civil Rights Revolution. Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2011

O’Dell, Darlene. Sites of Southern Memory: The Autobiographies of Katharine Du Pre Lumpkin, Lillian Smith, and Pauli Murray. Charlottesville: University Press of Virginia, 2001.

Olson, Lynn. Freedom’s Daughters: The Unsung Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement from 1830-1970. New York: Scribner, 2001.

Peppard, Christiana Z. “Poetry, Ethics, and the Legacy of Pauli Murray.Journal of the Society of Christian Ethics 30, no.1 (2010): 21-43

Peppard, Christiana Z. “Democracy, the Verb: Pauli Murray’s Poetry as a Resource for Ongoing Freedom Struggles.” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 29, no.1 (2013): 148-155

Pinn, Anthony B, ed. Pauli Murray: Selected Sermons and Writings. Maryknoll NY: Orbis Books, 2006.

Pinn, Anthony B. “Pauli Murray’s Triadic Strategy of Engagement.” Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion 29, no.1 (2013): 160-164

Rosenberg, Rosalind. Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray New York: Oxford University Press, 2017

Rosenberg, Rosalind. “The Conjunction of Race and Gender.Journal of Women’s History 14, no. 2 (2002): 68-73.

Rupp, Leila J., and Verta Taylor. “Pauli Murray: The Unasked Question.Journal of Women’s History 14, no. 2 (2002): 83-87.

Saxby, Troy R. Pauli Murray: A Personal and Political Life Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 2020.

Scott, Anne Firor, ed. Pauli Murray and Caroline Ware: Forty Years of Letters in Black and White. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, 2006.

Sherman, Richard B. The Case of Odell Waller and Virginia Justice, 1940-1942. Knoxville: The University of Tennessee Press, 1992.

Taylor, Leila J. Rupp and Verta. “Lesbian Existence and the Women’s Movement: Researching the ‘Lavender Herring’.” In Feminism and Social Change: Bridging Theory and Practice, edited by Heidi Gottfried, 143-59. Chicago: University of Illinois Press, 1996.

Ware, Susan. “Pauli Murray’s Notable Connections.Journal of Women’s History 14, no. 2 (2002): 54-57.

Williams, Patricia J. The Alchemy of Race and Rights: Diary of a Law Professor. Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1991.


Ralph J. Bunche Oral History Collection, Moorland-Spingarn Research Center. Howard University, Washington, DC.

Pauli Murray Papers, The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Southern Oral History Program, Wilson Library. University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC.

Special Collections, Alderman Library. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.