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Kernel Convo: My Name is Pauli Murray

Join Multicultural Student Life and the Pride Center for a film screening of the documentary My Name is Pauli Murray. After the movie, the MSL Diversity Educators will facilitate a conversation about the film's representation and major themes.

About the film: Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat, a full decade before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned separate-but-equal legislation, Pauli Murray was already knee-deep fighting for social justice. A pioneering attorney, activist, priest and dedicated memoirist, Murray shaped landmark litigation—and consciousness— around race and gender equity. As an African American youth raised in the segregated South—who was also wrestling with broader notions of gender identity—Pauli understood, intrinsically, what it was to exist beyond previously accepted categories and cultural norms. Both Pauli’s personal path and tireless advocacy foreshadowed some of the most politically consequential issues of our time. Told largely in Pauli’s own words, My Name is Pauli Murray is a candid recounting of that unique and extraordinary journey.

Watch the trailer here.

Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm

John C Hodges Library, Lindsay Young Auditorium (1st floor)
1015 Volunteer Blvd, Knoxville TN

Event Type

Exhibits & Films


Diversity & Inclusion, Law & Policy, Leadership Development


Current Students, Faculty & Staff, General Public

Multicultural Student Life, Pride Center


Contact Name

Allie Hicks

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