The Firebrand and the First Lady

The Firebrand and the First Lady

Portrait of A Friendship : Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice

Book - 2016
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Describes the unlikely friendship between First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt and Pauli Murray, a granddaughter of a mixed race slave and a lesbian, who became a lawyer and civil rights pioneer, and the important work they each did, taking stands for justice and freedom.
Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780679446521
Characteristics: xix, 454 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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Oct 20, 2017

Fantastic book. Amazing and unbelievable efforts that were endured by both women as solid and relentless activists. Excellent read and history of this enforced nutured friendship/bond.

LPL_ShirleyB Sep 15, 2016

A synonym for firebrand is revolutionary; both words are fitting for the two social justice heroines in this dual-biography. Author Bell-Scott responded to the challenge made by Pauli Murray to “know some of the veterans of the battle whose shoulders you now stand on.” We all need to know about the audacious human rights activists who opened many more possibilities for us all.


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