Black History Month: February 2012
OutHistory.org recommendations for Black History Month: February 2012
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.
- On Flickr take a look at "Hidden in the Open: A Photographic Essay of Afro American Male Couples"
- An amazing, wonderful collection of 146 photos of Black men together, dating from the 19th century: they're photos about "romantic friendship", and intimacy between men, and once in a while the gaydar goes off loud and clear.
- And on OutHistory.org see: Picturing African American Men with Men, another collection of photos.
- Photographs of Black men with men, from the collection of John Ibson. See also: Kelly, Trent.
- Katz, Jonathan Ned and Tavia Nyong'o: Visualizing the Man-Monster: Peter Sewally/Mary Jones, New York City, 1836
- Nyong'o, Tavia. "The Man-Monster: A Sapphic Tale of 1830s New York", April 8, 2011
Van Dyke, Henry
- Fabre, Michel: "The Unfinished Quest of Richard Wright," 1993
- Rowley, Hazel: "Richard Wright; The Life and Times," February 2008
- Sinclair (Seid): "Wasteland," 1946
- Wright provides a glowing blurb for a 1946 novel about a lesbian affirming her sexuality and her brother affirming his Jewish heritage.