Pauli Murray: A Personal and Political Life by Troy R. Saxby has been selected for North Carolina Reads, the North Carolina Humanities statewide book club for 2022 that features five books that explore issues of racial, social, and gender equality and the history and culture of the state. “All five books pose critical questions about how North Carolinians view their role in helping to form a more just and inclusive society.”
Pauli Murray: A Personal and Political Life is the May 2022 selection, and is the only selection chosen that is also published by a North Carolinian press.
Register for the virtual book discussion event with author Troy Saxby: May 11 at 6:30 PM ET (open to the general public)
Raised in Durham, the Rev. Dr. Anna Pauline “Pauli” Murray (1910–1985) was a trailblazing social activist, writer, lawyer, civil rights organizer, and campaigner for gender rights. In this intimate biography, Troy Saxby provides the most comprehensive account of Murray’s inner life to date, revealing her struggles in poignant detail and deepening our understanding and admiration of her numerous achievements in the face of pronounced racism, homophobia, transphobia, and political persecution.
About the Book Event:
This event features author Troy Saxby and Executive Director of the Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice Barbara Lau in conversation moderated by NC Humanities Board Trustee Rebecca Reyes. This event is sponsored by the University of North Carolina Press.
About the book club:
North Carolina Reads is North Carolina Humanities’ statewide book club for 2022. North Carolina Reads features five books that explore issues of racial, social, and gender equality and the history and culture of North Carolina.
All five books pose critical questions about how North Carolinians view their role in helping to form a more just and inclusive society.
How to participate:
Libraries, community groups, and individuals across North Carolina are encouraged to read along with North Carolina Humanities.