I foolishly regarded myself as a fighter for civil rights yet I had no idea who Pauli Murray was until the brilliant documentary “My Name is Pauli Murray” from directors Betsy West and Julie Cohen fresh from the success of their Oscar-nominated “RBG.”

I spoke with the filmmakers regarding how they chose the subject, and the long-lasting impact of Pauli Murray to the lives of the underserved.

“My Name is Pauli Murray” premieres on Amazon Prime September 17th.