Special Advance Screening: "My Name is Pauli Murray"
The Center and Amazon Studios are proud to welcome the community back with an advance screening of “My Name is Pauli Murray,” a documentary film by the creators of “RBG” about an unsung LGBTQ pioneer who influenced Thurgood Marshall and Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Pauli Murray, who died in the late 1980s, was a transformative force in American history, yet few people know their name. “My Name is Pauli Murray” premieres on Prime Video on October 1, 2021.
ABOUT THE FILM
They are one of the most influential figures in American 20th century history. It’s time you learn their name. 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.
ABOUT THE EVENT – AS OF EARLY SEPTEMBER
Please note: We are thrilled to be welcoming our community back to in-person events with The Center! Our utmost priority is the health and safety of our staff, visitors, and community. The Center is actively monitoring the ongoing situation with COVID-19 and the Delta variant as well as the guidelines from New York City, New York State, and the CDC. The Center will keep guests apprised of all requirements for entry to the building, and will continue to update this page with current safety policies.
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