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Andrea Gourdine Interview



Andrea Gourdine Interview


In this oral history conducted by the Rossmoor Lesbian Social Club, Andrea Gourdine discusses growing up conservative in the bay area and the racial discrimination and segregation she and her family faced in 1940s in Richmond, CA. Her coming out process and the response from her mother. She discusses her career in HR which lead her to be the first black woman working in HR for the City and County of San Francisco where she ultimately become the director and the closeted environment of her professional work. She touches on her experience with the lesbian community in San Francisco and finding herself through that community, and later, through the Rossmoor community.


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“Andrea Gourdine Interview,” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed July 23, 2024, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/items/show/1161.