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My Name Is Pauli Murray (2021)

Coming Out at September 17, 2021 in limited theaters and October 1 on Amazon Prime


My Name Is Pauli Murray is documentary film directed by Julie Cohen & Betsy West and written by Julie Cohen, Betsy West, Talleah Bridges McMahon & Cinque Northern. The film primiered at June 15, 2021 on Sundance Film Festival.

Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat, 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, priest 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—Pauli understood, intrinsically, what it was to exist beyond previously accepted categories and cultural norms. Both Pauli’s personal path and tireless advocacy foreshadowed some of the most politically consequential issues of our time. Told largely in Pauli’s own words, My Name is Pauli Murray is a candid recounting of that unique and extraordinary journey.

Directors: Julie Cohen, Betsy West

Writers: Julie Cohen, Betsy West, Talleah Bridges McMahon, Cinque Northern

Stars: Patricia Bell-Scott, Pauli Murray, Dolores Chandler, Brittney Cooper, Sonia Pressman Fuentes, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Marghretta McBean


Patricia Bell-Scott
Pauli Murray
Dolores Chandler
Brittney Cooper
Sonia Pressman Fuentes
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Marghretta McBean
Ernest Meyers
Mary Norris
Eleanor Holmes Norton
Rosalind Rosenberg
Karen Rouse Ross
Reggie Sapp
Inez Smith Reid
Chase Strangio
Raquel Willis
Keleona JiminezReader ‘Dark Testament’ (voice)
Ania BarbeeDurham, NC Student
Grant ParejaDurham, NC Student
Lourd ScalesDurham, NC Student
Gabrielle TitaDurham, NC Student
Alecia WestDurham, NC Student
Geovanni BarriosPauli Murray College Discussion
Brendan CampbellPauli Murray College Discussion
Brandon ChambersPauli Murray College Discussion
Jack ChapmanPauli Murray College Discussion
Sarah GeachPauli Murray College Discussion
Abigail GrimesPauli Murray College Discussion
Olivia HortonPauli Murray College Discussion

( Read more cast details on imdb )

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