Sunday, June 27, 2021

Pride History present 14

It's June, so let's celebrate writing with a Pride History present.


This writer was Black, gay and young during the AIDS epidemic and strove to integrate all identities to create a functional self not defined by sexuality or race. 


Hemphill's writing was also in motion pictures such as "Tongues United" (1989), "Looking For Langston" (1988), and "Black is...Black Ain't" (1994)


Find out more when you watch this 

video intro to a writer you may not know but maybe you should: 

Essex Hemphill  

1957 - 1995

Poet, editor, performer, and activist

(7 minutes 55 seconds )

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Find out more about Essex Hemphill here:

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