In The News: Black lesbians display their Sapphic history

Bay Area Reporter

Published 12/17/2009

by Heather Cassell

More than 60 black lesbians and their friends were drawn to the “Spotlight on African American Lesbians” exhibit and panel discussion at the GLBT Historical Society earlier this month, where they reminisced and remarked upon their contributions to queer life.

The exhibit, the first on the West Coast, features the debut of “Keepin’ On: Images of African American Lesbians,” which was originally curated in 1991 by Morgan Gwenwald, Paula Grant, and Georgia Brooks from the Brooklyn Lesbian Herstory Archives.

While African American lesbians have been included in previous historical society exhibits, this was the first time the organization hosted an exhibit explicitly focused on African American queer women, said co-organizers Cathy Cade and Lisbet Tellefsen. (read entire article)

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2 Responses to “In The News: Black lesbians display their Sapphic history”

  1. tucker farley Says:

    This would be a great exhibit for the east coast to see too–next fall CLAGS is putting on a 70’s lesbians cseries and conference, for those interested.
    Am happy to facilitate communication to planning committee as the call is about to go out: will post.

  2. skyeviewtraveler Says:

    The exhibit, the first on the West Coast, features the debut of “Keepin’ On: Images of African American Lesbians,” which was originally curated in 1991 by Morgan Gwenwald, Paula Grant, and Georgia Brooks from the Brooklyn Lesbian Herstory Archives.

    http://www.ebar.com/news/article.php?sec=news&article=4402

    http://www.glbthistory.org/

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