The Crusader

Sarah Azaransky

in The Dream Is Freedom

Published in print April 2011 | ISBN: 9780199744817
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199897308 | DOI:
The Crusader

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This chapter examines Murray's coming of age politically in Harlem in the 1930s and 1940s. By examining her poetry, short stories, and political essays, it traces Murray's emerging concerns around race, gender, and sexuality and the historic disfranchisement of black Americans. It shows how the themes of identity, history, and democratic eschatology emerge in her early writing.

Keywords: Pauli Murray; Harlem; poetry; short stories; political essays; black Americans; race; gender; sexuality; disfranchisement

Chapter.  13257 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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