Lecture, The Firebrand and the First Lady

4 February 2016

Russell Special Collections Library, University of Georgia, Athens

Patricia Bell-Scott will discuss her new book, The Firebrand and the First Lady at 5:30 p.m. in the large event space (Room 285) of the Richard B. Russell Building Special Collections Libraries. The book focuses on the friendship between civil rights activist Pauli Murray and Eleanor Roosevelt. This event is co-sponsored by the UGA Libraries and the Institute for African American Studies at the University of Georgia.

Drawing on letters, journals, diaries, published and unpublished manuscripts, and interviews. Dr. Bell-Scott gives us the first close-up portrait of this evolving friendship between activist Pauli Murray and Eleanor Roosevelt, how it was sustained over time and how their friendship changed the cause of American social justice.

The lecture will be followed by a light reception and a book signing.

The book The Firebrand and the First Lady is also available through Amazon.com