Acting Up

My Name Is Pauli Murray

Episode 20

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Cortney Wills dives into the life of Pauli Murray, the activist, author, priest, lawyer, and revolutionary who coined the term “Jane Crow” and led a life every American should celebrate. She’ll be joined by Julie Cohen and Talleah Bridges-McMahon two of the women behind the unmissable documentary, ‘My Name is Pauli Murray’ in theaters now and available on Amazon Prime Video on October 1. In this candid conversation, the group discusses the fascinating work and monumental contributions of Pauli Murray as well as what it took to get this story told, what happens when the stories of Black lives are helmed by white women, what goes into getting it right, and what impact they hope it will have.