Photograph by
Williams, Milton, American, born 1940
Subject of
Rev. Dr. Murray, Pauli, American, 1910 - 1985
Washington National Cathedral, American, founded 1907
Unidentified Man or Men
Unidentified Woman or Women
January 8, 1977
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)
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.
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Media Arts-Photography
gelatin silver prints
Civil rights
Religious groups
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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