On November 12, the Law School unveiled a portrait of Anna Pauline “Pauli” Murray ’65 JSD. A tireless advocate for marginalized Americans, Murray (1910–1985) was a lawyer, scholar, professor, poet, author, women’s and civil rights activist, and Episcopal priest. In 1965, she became the first African American woman to earn the Doctor of Science of Law degree from the Law School.
“When it feels as if our society stands at the edge of a precipice; when our faith in humanity is flagging; when we are exhausted from our efforts; when the mere existence of members of our community is challenged — we must remember Pauli,” said Dean Heather Gerken at the ceremony. Portrait by Daniel Mark Duffy. Photo: Harold Shapiro.