I’m reposting this from OutHistory.org, though it was sent to me by the NYU Gender & Sexuality Studies e-mail list. It’s a great resource if you don’t already subscribe, I highly suggest it for staying on top of a huge variety of critical race and gender lectures and events in the NYC area.
In addition to the recommended features listed below, be sure to search OutHistory.org for other “African American”, “Afro”, and “Black” history entries.
- Cabello, Tristan. Queer Bronzeville : An Overview
Brown, Addie, and Rebecca Primus
- Addie Brown and Rebecca Primus: “No kisses is like youres,” 1859-1868
- The love letters of two 19th-century Black women.
- See section on the murder of Clay in John D’Emilio: drag and street fairy life; Chicago, 1965-1970
- Olaudah Equiano: The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, 1789
- Brief biography of the a fifteen-year-old Aggressive-identified African-American from Newark, New Jersey, who was fatally stabbed on the morning of May 11th, 2003.
- “In 1991 I made history by becoming the first openly gay African American lesbian to be elected to public office in the country.”
- Help OutHistory create a timeline and annotated bibliography on the life and career of this performer.
- An evocative story about a young white girl’s perception of an interracial intimacy between her mother and a Black woman friend, set in Greenwich Village in the 1950s.
- Photoograph: Black men, in straw hats and perhaps in dresses, at the State Penitentiary in Canon City, Colorado, push wheelbarrows, each with a large rock. Continue reading