Her Business, or Ours? Outing Lorraine at the Schomburg

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Date(s) - 05/22/2014
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture


Her Business, or Ours? Outing Lorraine at the Schomburg Center

On Thursday May 22, 2014, the Schomburg Center’s In the Life Archive series, Ordinary People, will feature the program Outing Lorraine, an engaging panel discussion about imposing gay and lesbian labels on public figures who never publicly identified as such. This conversation centers on playwright, activist and intellectual, Lorraine Hansberry. Panelists include  Joi Gresham ,  Director of the Lorraine Hansberry Literary Trust , Alexis de Veaux ,  writer , Steven G. Fullwood , curator,  and moderator Shawn(ta) Smith, librarian and writer .

One panelist, Ms. Gresham, along with the moderator Shawn(ta) Smith, share their insights about their personal and professional connections to Hansberry’s work, and if the playwright’s sexuality matters, and if so, to whom and why.