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The Firebrand And The First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice

Author: Patricia Bell-Scott.

The Firebrand And The First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice

Author: Patricia Bell-Scott.

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Item #: D40467
Format: Paperback
Pages: 480
Publication Date: 2017
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780679767299
During the Great Depression, Black writer Pauli Murray sent First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt a letter asking her opinion on segregation in the South; to her surprise, she received a reply, which began a lifelong friendship between these indomitable ladies. Drawing on letters, journals, diaries, and interviews, Patricia Bell-Scott chronicles how these likeminded ... More
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During the Great Depression, Black writer Pauli Murray sent First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt a letter asking her opinion on segregation in the South; to her surprise, she received a reply, which began a lifelong friendship between these indomitable ladies. Drawing on letters, journals, diaries, and interviews, Patricia Bell-Scott chronicles how these likeminded reformers from vastly different backgrounds urged each other onward, and in this history—a finalist for the Carnegie Medal—offers a close-up portrait of this evolving friendship changed the cause of American social justice.


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