Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Mabel Hampton's Journey to New York

Item

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Title

Mabel Hampton's Journey to New York

Subject

Rural youth, Gay rights, Race, African American lesbians

Description

Oral history interview of Mabel Hampton. Mabel describes her early childhood and rural upbringing in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She details her journey from Winston-Salem to New York City to live with her aunt. Mabel continues her story with her development into a young lesbian woman and the issues concerning lesbianism in the North versus the South. She speaks about her lifestyle and her no-regrets stance on her life. Her connection with her childhood is vivid and candid and is described in detail.

Creator

Mabel Hampton (Interviewee)
Joan Nestle [interviewer]

Format

Original = Cassette Tape
WAV
MP3

Extent

Side A [22:47 minutes]
Side B [22:53 minutes]

Medium

Digital reproduction of audio cassette.

Language

English

Type

Sound
Sounds Oral Histories

Identifier

SPW1135

Rights Holder

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

Tags

Citation

Mabel Hampton (Interviewee) and Joan Nestle [interviewer], “Mabel Hampton's Journey to New York,” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed August 12, 2022, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/items/show/69.