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Virtual Hands-On History: Queer Authors and Playwrights
Sun, June 28, 2020 7:00 P.M.
Join Ainsley Wynn Eakins from the William Way Center and Andrew White from The Rosenbach for a Virtual Hands-on History program in celebration of Philly Pride Month 2020. Never-before-seen plays and outstanding artifacts will be shown and discussed, including:
- Anita Cornwell Collection from the John J Wilcox LGBT Archives
- Original playbills and reviews from the premiere of Lorraine Hansberry’s Raisin in the Sun
- Oscar Wilde's personal notebook from the Rare Book Department of the Free Library of Philadelphia, containing his own doodles and working drafts of his poem Panthea.
Click here to register for this free presentation. We look forward to seeing you all soon!
LGBTQ+ pride and African American heritage are rooted in acts of protest and solidarity—and share a vital history of queer people of color fighting for intersectional justice. That spirit guides the Free Library of Pride this year. We support #BlackLivesMatter and honor LGBTQ+ Pride Month with programming that aims to lift up these two movements that are stronger together.