Pauli Murray Shoots Her Shot (1971)


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It’s September 25th. In 1971, the longtime activist and law professor Pauli Murray wrote a letter to Richard Nixon nominating herself for the vacant Supreme Court seat, even though she admits that the letter will likely make no difference as it “finds its way to the wastebasket.”

Jody, NIki, and Kellie what the letter represents about Pauli Murray’s long career of activism, advocacy, and art.

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