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Singing of a New American: Pauli Murray’s Legacy and Justice in the 21st Century
Singing of a New American: Pauli Murray’s Legacy and Justice in the 21st Century will be held on Friday, September 15, 2017, at the Howard University School of Law. The program will be held in the Moot Court Room of Houston Hall, Building 355. The program is in conjunction with the Constitution Day activities of the University. Anna Pauline (Pauli) Murray [HUSL 1944] was a writer, activist, lawyer, university professor, priest, and saint. During this one-day event, speakers will address the following question: “What does Pauli Murray teach us about justice and equality in the 21st century?” Speakers were chosen based on short proposals that clearly answered the question. Dr. Patricia Bell-Scott, Professor Emerita at the University of Georgia, will deliver the keynote address and sign copies of her book, The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship, about the bond between Pauli Murray and Eleanor Roosevelt.
Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick will make remarks in the afternoon. The program will end with closing remarks by Associate Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A reception will follow at the conclusion of the program.