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March on Washington/Pacifica Program Service, 1979 (Tape 1 of 4)

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Title

March on Washington/Pacifica Program Service, 1979 (Tape 1 of 4)

Subject

National March on Washington for Lesbian and Gay Rights, Washington, D.C., 1979, Gay rights,Civil rights

Description

Tape 1 of 4 of a collection of cassette recordings of the NPR/Pacifica Radio national broadcast of coverage of the 1979 Washington DC march and rally for gay rights. Side A includes speeches by Robin Tyler, Troy Perry, Adelle Starr, and Michiko Cornell, as well as brief interviews with spectators in the crowd. Topics covered on side A include general theme of gay rights, as well as advocacy for gay youth and gay Asian Americans. Side B includes speeches by Rene McCoy, Bill Blish, Arly Scott, Maria Diaz, and Steve Alt, as well as brief interviews with spectators in the crowd. Topics covered include general gay/civil rights themes, advocacy for promotion of parental support for gay/lesbian children and discussion of Mayor Berry decision to declare "Gay/Lesbian Awareness Week". Side B. also also includes the song, "Not Anymore", (performed by Celebration).

Date Created

1979, October 14

Collection

Citation

Robin Tyler, Troy Perry, Adelle Starr, Michiko Cornell and Rene McCoy, Bill Blish, Arly Scott, Maria Diaz, Steve Alt, “March on Washington/Pacifica Program Service, 1979 (Tape 1 of 4),” Herstories: Audio/Visual Collections of the LHA, accessed January 15, 2019, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/document/SPW1158.