North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame inductee Pauli Murray was named a Saint last week by the Episcopal Church.
Murray was raised in Durham, and is best known as an author for her memoir Proud Shoes. But her legacy includes her inspirational work as a “feminist, civil rights activist, lawyer, and the distinction of being the first black female Episcopal priest.”
In a vote last week, the Episcopal Church included Murray in its book Holy Men, Holy Women: Celebrating the Saints. Coverage has been wide across the state, but includes the following:
- Frank Stasio discussed Pauli Murray’s life and work on WUNC’s “The State of Things”
- Episcopal Bishop Michael B. Curry talked about Pauli Murray (video)
- The Durham Herald-Sun had a nice write-up
Murray was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame in 1998.