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Martha Shelley, Tape 1 of 1, June 24, 1989

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Title

Martha Shelley, Tape 1 of 1, June 24, 1989

Description

Martha Shelley is interviewed in New York in 1989. She talks about being a lesbian in New York from the 1960s, the negative views of lesbians portrayed by psychologists, the bar scene, roles and her use of a pseudonym. She talks about finding DOB, the meetings and discussions that took place, and her contributions to the Ladder. She talks about Jean Powers and other members of DOB and describes the members as mixed race, working class, couples and singles. She also talks about her political activism in terms of DOB, peace, civil rights and the Stonewall Riots, including the marches she was involved in and the speeches she made.

Date Created

1989-06-24

Citation

Interviewer: N/A, Interviewee: Martha Shelley, “Martha Shelley, Tape 1 of 1, June 24, 1989,” Herstories: Audio/Visual Collections of the LHA, accessed March 22, 2019, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/document/Physical%3A%20DV-64%2C%20Digital%3A%20shelley_tape1of1_19890624.