Location: Essex Room 231/232, Paul Robeson Campus Center, 350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd, Newark, NJ 07102
The city of Newark, New Jersey has a fascinating and well-documented history. There are studies of its rich cultural, musical, and literary legacy, its educational system, political life, religious life, immigrant roots, and history of racial conflict. Yet there is one group whose undeniable contribution to the city's life has rarely been the subject of historical or academic study -- Newark's LGBT community. Our conference, "Queer Newark: Our Voices, Our Histories," which is part of a larger, on-going oral history initiative, will rectify this omission.