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Patricia Bell-Scott, “The Firebrand and the First Lady” Reading

Patricia Bell-Scott (c) Anne YarbourghPlease join the Pauli Murray Project to welcome author Patricia Bell-Scott for a reading and signing of her new book, The Firebrand and the First Lady. Bell-Scott’s work, which is now available online and in stores, is about about Pauli Murray and Eleanor Roosevelt’s friendship and shared struggle for social justice.


“A significant new exploration of the enormously important friendship between two activist crusaders in advancing the cause of civil rights for blacks and women. . . . A fresh look at Eleanor Roosevelt and a fascinating exploration of a cherished, mutually beneficial friendship.”

KIRKUS REVIEWS (Starred Review)

“With roots in personal contact, this extraordinary book of the extraordinary friendship between two extraordinary women is biography at its best: intimate while revealing of society in its time. Patricia Bell-Scott sees it all, and her view is both engrossing and encouraging.”
—NELL IRVIN PAINTER, author of Sojourner Truth, A Life, A Symbol


February 23, 2016
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Smith Warehouse, FHI Garage, Bay 4
114 S Buchanan Blvd
Durham, NC 27701 United States
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