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Mabel Hampton (Tape 1)

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Title

Mabel Hampton (Tape 1)

Subject

African American lesbians [sh85001859] Lesbian culture [sh2004003370] Prisons [sh85106996] Prisoners--Recreation [sh85106961] World War, 1939-1945 [sh85148273]

Description

Side A: Mabel Hampton describes meeting other lesbians and associating with other women "in the life". Also discussed is her experience during the 1920s of being set up and sentenced to serve three years for a fabricated prostitution charge at the Bedford Hills Correctional Facility for Women. Side B: Mabel's WWII era activities, including being an Air Raid Warden in Harlem, and meeting married women who ""came out"" during their husband's absence due to the war."

Collection

Citation

Mabel Hampton (Interviewee), Madeline (Interviewee) and Joan Nestle (interviewer), “Mabel Hampton (Tape 1),” Herstories: Audio/Visual Collections of the LHA, accessed July 17, 2018, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/document/SPW1146.