Pauli Murray: A Feminist And Civil Rights Activist

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Pauli Murray was a feminist and civil rights activist who become the first African American woman Episcopal priest. Although she accomplished her goal, she had many troubles to get there because of the color of her skin. She was born Baltimore, but moved to Durham, NC where she grow up at. Murray graduated from Hunter College in New York City, but she wanted to further her education by attending the sociology program at the University of North Carolina. Murray was a very bright and intelligent woman, but her application was refused by the president of UNC, Frank Porter. Porter was known to be a well-known southern liberal. Another campaign against segregated education was of Thomas R. Hocutt. He wanted to attend pharmacy school at UNC. The
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