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Charles Francis on LGBTQ Archive Activism

AHR Interview

Release Date: 10/23/2019

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This episode is the next installment in our series exploring history and the digital world. AHR podcast editor Daniel Story and AHR editor Alex Lichtenstein examine the free and collaborative online U.S. history textbook The American Yawp in a conversation with the project’s co-editors, Ben Wright of the University of Texas at Dallas and Joseph Locke of the University of Houston–Victoria. You can access The American Yawp, as well as explore ways of contributing, at americanyawp.com.

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AHR author Charles Francis speaks about his October 2019 issue article “Freedom Summer ‘Homos’: An Archive Story.” Francis is president of the Mattachine Society of Washington, D.C., an LGBTQ history society that partners with pro bono legal counsel McDermott Will & Emery to undertake archival research that brings to light hidden and suppressed aspects of LGBTQ political history in order to educate the legal community, community leaders, and the media—work the society conceives of as “archive activism.”

Francis spoke about his article with AHR editor Alex Lichtenstein and Florida International University historian of queer history Julio Capó Jr.