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
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.