A color photographic slide depicting author and activist Audre Lorde speaking at the first Third World Gay Conference in Washington, DC. Lorde stands at a podium speaking into a microphone. She is only visible from the chest up and her head is wrapped in a blue and green head wrap. She also wears a black, brown and orange garment with gold embroidery along the neckline. The front of the white encasement that houses the slide film is inscribed with [NOV 79 R3] and [MADE IN U.S.A.]. The back of the encasement reads [Ektachrome SLIDE] and [PROCESSED BY Kodak].
A color photographic slide featuring poet Essex Hemphill sitting in front of a chess board. The photograph was captured at a celebration for the second anniversary of Blacklight magazine in Washington, DC. Hemphill dons a white shirt with white buttons and thin white stripes intersecting at right angles, creating small squares. He is also wearing khaki pants. He smiles as he leans towards the camera with his hands folded and his elbows on his knees. Mostly white chess pieces are visible on the board itself, however, a brown bishop and queen also on the table, in front of Hemphill, but to the side of the chess board (probably captured by Hemphill). The slide is housed in a white encasement with a [CPS LTD] logo and [WASHINGTON D.C. 202-452-1044] printed on the reverse.
Sapphire Sapphos was founded in December 1979 and is widely considered to be DC's "first ongoing political, social, and cultural group for lesbians of color."
A color photographic slide depictingTania Abdulahad standing next to Sapphire Sapphos banner. Abdulahadl stands in front of a fence with a black sign just to her left. She wears a white t-shirt with a logo on the left side. The logo consists of concentric ovals. On the top of the logo, between both ovals, the words [PROUD OF OUR CULTURE] are written and on the bottom [PROUD OF OUR HERITAGE]. In the inner oval, [3RD WORLD LESBIAN/GAY] sits above larger and emboldened letters that read [NC *lambda* B]. The bottom third of the inner oval has a date and location: [OCTOBER 12-15, WASHINGTON DC]. The sign on the fence reads [Sapphire Sapphos] and features a white logo shaped like a flower with ten petals surrounding two faces. The slide's encasement is printed with [OCT 81W3] at the bottom left corner, with  in the bottom right corner. On the reverse is printed [Ektachrome SLIDE] in blue, with a red and yellow Kodak logo and [PROCESSED BY KODAK] in red.