Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer History by the LGBTQ Community
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OutHistory.org is a freely accessible, community created, non-profit website on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and, yes, heterosexual history produced by the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the City University of New York Graduate Center, directed by Sarah Chinn. In its first four years it was supported by a generous grant from the Arcus Foundation (ending December 31, 2010), and contributions from individuals. OutHistory was awarded the 2010 Allan Berube Prize in Public History by the Committee on LGBT History of the American Historical Association.
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In a story headed “Schomburg Center in Harlem Acquires Maya Angelou Archive”, the New York Times reports:
- Ms. Angelou said that transparency about her life and work connected her to a long African-American tradition of preserving and retelling personal history.
- “Hold those things that tell your history and protect them,” she said. “During slavery, who was able to read or write or keep anything? The ability to have somebody to tell your story to is so important. It says: ‘I was here. I may be sold tomorrow. But you know I was here.’ ”(Felicia R. Lee, “Schomburg Center in Harlem Acquires Maya Angelou Archive,” October 26, 2010. Accessed October 27, 2010.)
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