The Firebrand and the First Lady, by 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
Tell us the name of the author(s)
Patricia Bell-Scott
Who is the publisher?
Alfred A. Knopf
Month and Year of Publication
February 2016
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The Firebrand and the First Lady: Portrait of a Friendship: Pauli Murray, Eleanor Roosevelt, and the Struggle for Social Justice tells the story of how a brilliant writer-turned-activist, who was the granddaughter of a mixed-race slave woman, and a first lady of the United States, whose ancestry gave her membership in tBook-cover-from-Knopf-websitehe Daughters of the American Revolution, forged an enduring friendship that changed each of their lives, enriched the conversation about race, and added vital fuel to the movement for human rights in America.

Pauli Murray (1910-1985) became a lawyer, civil and women’s rights pioneer, and the first African American woman to be ordained as an Episcopal priest, despite the discrimination she faced because of her race, sex, and sexuality. Eleanor Roosevelt (1884-1962), a lifelong Episcopalian as well, niece of Theodore Roosevelt, and wife of Franklin D. Roosevelt, became a diplomat and human rights internationalist in her own right.

Drawing on letters, journals, diaries, published and unpublished manuscripts, and interviews, Patricia Bell-Scott presents the first close-up portrait of this evolving friendship and how it was sustained over time, what each gave to the other, and how their friendship changed the cause of American social justice.

“As the Episcopal Church, other religious groups, and the entire country continues to deal with the evils of racism and their lasting and destructive effects, Patricia Bell-Scott has given us a book that will inspire and give hope to all who read it.”
—THE RIGHT REVEREND MARY D. GLASSPOOL, Bishop Suffragan, Diocese of Los Angeles

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Contact
Patricia Bell-Scott
Email
patriciabellscott@gmail.com