Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Mabel H. Story / Mabel Hampton; Joan Nestle (Tape 1)

Item

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Title

Mabel H. Story / Mabel Hampton; Joan Nestle (Tape 1)

Subject

African American lesbians, Popular music, Rape, Childhood and youth, Adultery

Description

Oral history interview of Mabel Hampton. Side A: Mabel tells the story of her arrival in New Jersey, and how she found the people who first took her there. Side B: Mabel sings the American popular song, "My Buddy", and also explains how she left her uncle in New York and went to New Jersey. She talks in detail about the first couple days that she spent in a home in Jersey City, and her reticence to discuss details about her origins with the people that took her in. Additional discussion includes a description of the first time she was kissed by a woman, and why she didn't pursue relationships with married women.

Creator

Mabel Hampton (Interviewee)

Format

Original = Cassette Tape
WAV
MP3

Medium

Digital reproduction of audio cassette.

Language

English

Type

Sound
Oral Histories

Identifier

SPW49

Rights Holder

Lesbian Herstory Archives, Contact Designation: Maxine Wolfe, Contact Address: 484 14th Street, Brooklyn, NY 11215, Phone Number: 718-768-3953

Citation

Mabel Hampton (Interviewee), “Mabel H. Story / Mabel Hampton; Joan Nestle (Tape 1),” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed August 12, 2022, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/items/show/64.