UPDATE: February 27 - March 5, 2022

My Name is Pauli Murray

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Update: The online screening dates have been updated from February 20-23 to February 27 - March 5, 2022.


Told largely in Pauli’s own words, My Name is Pauli Murray is a candid recounting of that unique and extraordinary journey. Fifteen years before Rosa Parks refused to surrender her bus seat, a full decade before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned separate-but-equal legislation, Pauli Murray was already knee-deep fighting for social justice. A pioneering attorney, activist and dedicated memoirist, Murray shaped landmark litigation—and consciousness— around race and gender equity. As an African American youth raised in the segregated South—who was also wrestling with broader notions of gender identity—Pauli understood, intrinsically, what it was to exist beyond previously accepted categories and cultural norms. Both Pauli’s personal path and tireless advocacy foreshadowed some of the most politically consequential issues of our time.

The Pauli Murray Center for History and Social Justice

The Pauli Murray Center is partnering with Southern Circuit to facilitate conversations with our Screening Partners. Visit their website for more information about the Center and watch a recorded conversation with the filmmaking team.



  • Georgia Southern University. Statesboro, GA. 2/14/2022
  • Gateway Regional Arts Center. Mt. Sterling, KY. 2/15/2022
  • Fisk University & Global Education Center. Nashville, TN. 2/20/2022
  • Warren County Public Libraries. Bowling Green, KY.. 2/22/2022
  • Western Carolina University, Bardo Center. Cullowhee, NC. 2/24/2022
  • High Point University. High Point, NC. 3/21/2022

Online: February 27 - March 5, 2022

Online screening followed by a conversation with the filmmaker(s). Find your nearest Screening Partner, and register to watch.


Coleman Center for the Arts - York


Gulf Coast Symphony - Ft. Meyers

South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center - Cutler Bay

Tropic Cinema - Key West

WSLR - Sarasota


Georgia Southern University - Statesboro

The City of Hapeville - Hapeville

Oxford College of Emory University - Oxford

Spelman College - Atlanta


Gateway Regional Arts Center - Mt Sterling

Warren County Public Library - Bowling Green

University of Pikeville - Pikeville

North Carolina

Appalachian Theatre of the High Country - Boone

a/perture cinema - Winston-Salem

High Point University - High Point

John C. Campbell Folk School - Brasstown

University of North Carolina at Wilmington - Wilmington

Bardo Arts Center at Western Carolina University - Cullowhee

South Carolina

The Arts Center of Clemson - Clemson

Presbyterian College - Clinton


Clayton Center for the Arts - Maryville

Mary B. Martin School of the Arts at East Tennessee State University - Johnson City

Global Education Center & Fisk University - Nashville