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Photograph by:
Milton Williams, American, born 1940  Search this
Subject of:
Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray, American, 1910 - 1985  Search this
Washington National Cathedral, American, founded 1907  Search this
Unidentified Man or Men  Search this
Unidentified Woman or Women  Search this
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
H x W (Image): 7 3/8 x 9 9/16 in. (18.7 x 24.3 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 8 x 10 1/4 in. (20.3 x 26 cm)
gelatin silver prints
Place depicted:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
January 8, 1977
Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray became the first African American woman ordained as an Episcopal priest on January 8, 1977 at the Washington National Cathedral.
A black-and-white photograph of Rev. Dr. Pauli Murray being ordained as an Episcopal priest. Murray is at center facing an elderly priest on the left side of the photograph. The elderly priest is handing Murray a bible. They are surrounded by additional men in women dressed in clergy robes. Men dressed in suits and woman dressed formally are in the foreground and background. The photograph is stamped and inscribed on the back.
African American  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Photography  Search this
Religious groups  Search this
Women  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Milton Williams Archives
Object number:
Restrictions & Rights:
© Milton Williams
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National Museum of African American History and Culture