The Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray was an American civil rights activist, advocate, legal activist, legal scholar, author, and Episcopal priest. In this episode, Bishop Wright has a conversation with Rosita Stevens-Holsey, the niece of Pauli Murray. They discuss Murray’s life, ministry, and the monumental contributions Murray made in advancing policy to bring justice to marginalized people. Listen in for the full conversation.
Rosita Stevens-Holsey is a dynamic educator, author, activist, community engager and budding family historian focused on sharing stories of historical and pioneering voices for children and adults to be inspired by. Rosita Stevens-Holsey is president of Preserving Pauli Murray, LLC, which she founded to enhance the legacy of her aunt, The Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray.
Ms. Stevens-Holsey is co-author of Pauli Murray – The Life of a Pioneering Feminist & Civil Rights Activist, with Terry Catasús Jennings. Pauli Murray was a thorn in the side of white America demanding justice and equal treatment for all. Murray conceptualized the arguments that would win Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka; and in 1964, the arguments that won women equality in the workplace. Throughout her life, Murray fought for the oppressed, not only through changing laws, but by using her powerful prose to influence those who could affect change. Murray’s achievements as a writer, activist, attorney, and an Episcopal priest are now being uncovered, rendering her life and legacy stronger and more relevant.