Photographic slide of Tania Abdulahad with a Sapphire Sapphos banner

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Photograph by
Dr. Simmons, Ron, American, born 1950
Subject of
Sapphire Sapphos, American, founded 1979
Abdulahad, Tania, American
Medium
reversal film and plastic
Dimensions
H x W: 2 × 2 in. (5.1 × 5.1 cm)
Type
color slides
Collection title
The Ron Simmons Photography Collection
Classification
Media Arts-Photography
Archival Collections
Place depicted
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, North and Central America
Date
1980-1981
Caption
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."
Description
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 [37] 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.
Topic
Activism
Civil rights
Identity
LGBTQ
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
TA2019.38.1.1.1.9
Restrictions & Rights
© Ron Simmons

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