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Richard Salter Storrs Library – Zoom presentation

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693 Longmeadow Street
LONGMEADOW, MA 01106 United States
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June 2021

Stories of Our LBGTQ Ancestors: Marion Turner

June 16 @ 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT
Funded by Mass Humanities
Richard Salter Storrs Library – Zoom presentation, 693 Longmeadow Street
LONGMEADOW, MA 01106 United States
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Join Storrs Library and Ben Power for the story of Marion Turner, an African American, gender non-conforming person who lived in Florence, Massachusetts from 1898 to 1903. Turner sometimes dressed in male attire and sometimes in female attire, and alternated pronouns to refer to themselves accordingly. Turner lived and worked with Mrs. J.D. Atkins and became involved with her in abolitionist efforts as they frequented Cosmian Hall. Turner held gatherings of young Black Americans at Mrs. Atkins house, inviting them…

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At The Waves’ Edges: A Cross-Generational Dialogue on Black Feminism: Part 1 and Part 2

June 26 @ 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EDT

This two-part program will be live streamed on June 12 and June 26, at 3pm through our Youtube Channel! Featuring Demita Frazier, Co-Founder of the Combahee River Collective “The fecundity and power of oceanic and fresh water meeting in the brackish wetlands of sweet grasses, that is us as Black women coming together.” -Demita Frazier (2021) At the confluence of the Combahee, history was made. Yet long since forming the name-sake radical socialist Black Feminist Combahee River Collective in Boston…

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