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The Resource The firebrand and the First Lady : portrait of a friendship : Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the struggle for social justice, Patricia Bell-Scott

The firebrand and the First Lady : portrait of a friendship : Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the struggle for social justice, Patricia Bell-Scott

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The firebrand and the First Lady : portrait of a friendship : Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the struggle for social justice
Title
The firebrand and the First Lady
Title remainder
portrait of a friendship : Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the struggle for social justice
Statement of responsibility
Patricia Bell-Scott
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1938, the twenty-eight-year-old Pauli Murray wrote a letter to the president and first lady, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, protesting racial segregation in the South. Eleanor wrote back. So began a friendship that would last for a quarter-century, as Pauli became a lawyer, a principal strategist in the fight to protect Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, and a cofounder of the National Organization for Women, and Eleanor became a diplomat and first chair of the United Nations Commission on Human Rights. Two decades in the making, and drawing on letters, journals, diaries, and interviews, this monumental work shows how the relationship between a writer-turned-activist and the first lady not only had a profound effect on each of their lives, but also impacted the struggle for social justice."--Page 4 of cover
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Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Bell-Scott, Patricia
Dewey number
  • 973.917092/2
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E807.1.R48
LC item number
B45 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Roosevelt, Eleanor
  • Murray, Pauli
  • Episcopal Church
  • Women social reformers
  • Presidents' spouses
  • African American women civil rights workers
  • African American feminists
  • African American intellectuals
  • Female friendship
Label
The firebrand and the First Lady : portrait of a friendship : Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the struggle for social justice, Patricia Bell-Scott
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-434) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The hand of friendship -- Prelude: Camp Tera, 1933-35 -- Taking aim at the White House, 1938-40 -- Bumping up against the law, 1940-42 -- Making friends with the First Lady, 1942-44 -- Standing up to life's challenges, 1944-45 -- Fashioning new lives, 1945-52 -- Drawing closer as friends, 1952-55 -- Fighting for a just world, 1956-59 -- Lighting the path for new activists, 1959-62 -- Speaking truth to the end, 1963-85
Control code
ocn951948169
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage edition.
Extent
xix, 454 pages
Isbn
9780679767299
Lccn
2015033959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)951948169
Label
The firebrand and the First Lady : portrait of a friendship : Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the struggle for social justice, Patricia Bell-Scott
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 371-434) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The hand of friendship -- Prelude: Camp Tera, 1933-35 -- Taking aim at the White House, 1938-40 -- Bumping up against the law, 1940-42 -- Making friends with the First Lady, 1942-44 -- Standing up to life's challenges, 1944-45 -- Fashioning new lives, 1945-52 -- Drawing closer as friends, 1952-55 -- Fighting for a just world, 1956-59 -- Lighting the path for new activists, 1959-62 -- Speaking truth to the end, 1963-85
Control code
ocn951948169
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage edition.
Extent
xix, 454 pages
Isbn
9780679767299
Lccn
2015033959
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)951948169

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