Photographic slide of Audre Lorde speaking at the Third World Gay Conference

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Photograph by
Dr. Simmons, Ron, American, born 1950
Subject of
Lorde, Audre, American, 1934 - 1992
Medium
reversal film and plastic
Dimensions
H x W: 2 × 2 in. (5.1 × 5.1 cm)
Type
color slides
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
ca. 1979
Description
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].
Topic
African American
Activism
Civil rights
Identity
LGBTQ
Oratory
Sexuality
United States--History--1969-2001
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Ron Simmons
Object number
TA2019.38.1.1.1.11
Restrictions & Rights
© Ron Simmons
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title
The Ron Simmons Photography Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Archival Collections
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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