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Coleman, Penny


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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

Penny Coleman interviewed by Suri Roth-Katz, 2014 March 23

Scope and Contents In this oral history Penny Coleman describes her childhood on Long Island, including the experience of being the child of liberals in a very racist and segregated community and her growing awareness of social injustices which would shape the work she has done throughout her life. This interview focuses on the parts of Coleman’s life that have led her to write her two books, both of which work towards elevating the voices of marginal communities. Her marriages, first to a Vietnam veteran who...
Dates of Materials: 2014 March 23

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