The American History Podcast

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BookStory’s September Selection

The cover of "Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray," by Rosalind Rosenberg.

“Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray,” by Rosalind Rosenberg.

This year, Yale University named a new undergraduate residential college for Pauli Murray. Who is Murray, you might ask? To answer the question, September’s BookStory selection is a new biography of Murray by Rosalind Rosenberg, “Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray.” Rosenberg, a professor of history emerita at Barnard College, Columbia University, sheds light on the life of the largely forgotten civil rights activist, rightly referred to as the “‘black, queer, feminist’ legal trailblazer you’ve never heard of.”

On Monday, you can read an excerpt from and purchase your copy of “Jane Crow: The Life of Pauli Murray” through

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