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Browne, Karen


Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Documenting Lesbian Lives Oral History Project oral histories

Identifier: SSC-MS-00661
Abstract Documenting Lesbian Lives is a collection of life histories with people who consider themselves to be (presently or at one time) lesbian, queer or bisexual. The project provides a complex and nuanced collective story of American lesbian history and experience. Narrators include grassroots activists and political organizers; educators and academics; musicians, writers, and artists; as well as community and religious leaders. They come from a variety of class, ethnic, racial, social, and...
Dates of Materials: 2010-2020

Karen Browne interviewed by Veronica Brandt, 2013 March 24

Scope and Contents In this oral history, Karen Browne describes her childhood growing up in a lower-middle-class family in the area around St. Louis, Missouri. She describes her father was an abusive alcoholic, a circumstance that led Browne into a lifetime of recovery and healing and inspired her major in psychology and enter the field of clinical social work, helping other people deal with trauma. Browne discusses her involvement in the Civil Rights Movement, Anti-Vietnam War Movement and in lesbian-feminist...
Dates of Materials: 2013 March 24