Some black lesbian history at the top. Read on.
“Understanding and respecting black history means examining these Black lesbians’ political and community work. So without further ado, let’s meet some bomb-ass Black lesbians and their organizations.”—Helen McDonald
Audre Lorde at 80 -
"Were Audre Lorde here today—and I really wish she was—she would be saying the same things she said before she left us. Her words are everlasting. Our silence still does not protect us—for long. The master’s tools will still never dismantle the master’s house—unless, like language, we use them differently. Do we still live in the ‘country’ of ‘afraid’? Yes, we do, but we leave it from time to time—though we are never free of it even as we face off our deepest fears like the loss of a dearest love, a limb, a breast."—Cheryl Clarke
“Your silence will not protect you.” –Audre Lorde, who was born February 18, 1934.
Photo: Elsa Dorfman
Via National Women’s History Museum
Sidney Poitier with his first wife, Juanita Hardy, and playwright Lorraine Hansberry at the opening of “A Raisin in the Sun” in New York City in 1959. Photo: Moneta Sleet for Ebony magazine via Art.com.
Lorraine Hansberry at age 29.
Lorraine Hansberry’s lists, via the NYTimes