“Singing of a New American”: Pauli Murray’s Legacy and Justice in the 21st Century

Anna Pauline (Pauli) Murray [HUSL 1944] was a writer, activist, lawyer, university professor, priest, and saint. Over the course of 75 years, Murray worked at the intersection of race, sex, and gender. Black women were the center of her worldview. For Murray, equality required whatever it took to make Black women equal. Neither sex nor race could be ignored in the struggles for racial equality and sexual equality, respectively. She theorized and worked with both movements. She insisted that she and black women be seen and heard.

On Friday September 15, 2017, the Howard University School of Law Constitutional Law Center will host “Singing of a New American”: Pauli Murray’s Legacy and Justice in the 21st Century. During this one-day TedX event, speakers will answer the following question: “What does Pauli Murray teach us about justice and equality in the 21st century?” Speakers will be chosen based on short proposals (no more than 500 words) that clearly outline the proposed speaker’s answer to this question. * All proposals must be submitted via email to Shalonda Colbert (scolbert@law.howard.edu).

* All proposals must be received no later than June 1, 2017.

* Speakers will be chosen and notified no later than June 8, 2017.

* Speakers must confirm their participation no later than June 15, 2017. Confirmed speakers are expected to attend the entire event in person.

* Confirmed speakers must provide final drafts of their talks no later than August 18, 2017.

* Confirmed speakers should note that the Tedx format requires speakers to commit their presentations to memory.

* The School of Law will arrange transportation and accommodations for confirmed speakers.