Thursday, August 9, 2012

Live to Tell: Black queer writers speak out [AUDIO]

Stanley Bennett
Stanley Bennett Clay
Imani Henry
Imani Henry
Cheryl Boyce Taylor
Cheryl Boyce-Taylor

Our voices are important to the fabric of who we are and to America.
-- Terrance Dean

If you happened to miss last evening's exciting and motivating panel, Live to Tell: The Life and Legacy of Black Queer Literature, never fear: I've got it for you right here.

Presented by the Black Gay & Lesbian Archive of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in conjunction with author Terrance Dean, the panel addressed issues of access to mainstream publication, the unique value and struggles of independent Black LGBT publishers, the uses and abuses of social media, the inspiration of trailblazers and hell-raisers--from James Baldwin to Staceyann Chin--and much, much more.
Steven G. Fullwood, Project Director of the Schomburg's Black Gay & Lesbian Archive, introduced the program and moderated a panel that included (in the order first heard on this recording):

Stanley Bennett Clay
Cheryl Boyce-Taylor
Terrance Dean
James Earl Hardy
Imani Henry
G. Winston James

To download an mp3 of Live to Tell, click here. [2:32:38]

For information on future programs of the Black Gay & Lesbian Archive--including Ordinary People, a film and book club series running from October 2012 to June 2013--follow the Schomburg Center on Facebook, Twitter @SchomburgCenter or Tumblr.

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