SHREVEPORT, La. (Associated Press) - A Louisiana student has won $2,000 for a documentary about civil rights and women's rights leader Anna Pauline Murray, known as Pauli.
Cleopatra Singleton of C.E. Byrd High School in Shreveport won second prize in the Discovery Award competition for in-depth research projects about someone whose positive impact on history remains largely unknown.
The contest is run by the Lowell Milken Center for Unsung Heroes , which announced winners in a news release Friday. The center also holds an annual creative art contest for students.
Murray published important civil rights essays, practiced law, influenced leaders including Thurgood Marshall and Eleanor Roosevelt, and was the first black female Episcopal priest.
A "New Yorker" article said a graduate law school paper Murray wrote helped win the case against school segregation.