Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Joan at 38, Lesbian Life / Early Life Beginnings / Mabel Hampton, undated (Tape 1)

Item

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Title

Joan at 38, Lesbian Life / Early Life Beginnings / Mabel Hampton, undated (Tape 1)

Subject

African Americans, Childhood and youth, Feminism, African American lesbians, Civil rights

Description

Oral history recording of Joan Nestle. Side A: Joan Nestle speaks about lesbian self-expression and the importance of language to identity. She goes on to talk about her early life and how she was motivated to take a stand against the oppression she saw around her in society, specifically oppression against women and lesbians. Side B: Mabel Hampton takes over as the main speaker and recounts her life story, beginning when she was only one month old. Mabel discusses her early years, including the crucial transition from living with her grandmother to living with her aunt, and how she eventually decided to run away to Jersey City.

Creator

Mabel Hampton
Joan Nestle

Format

Original = Cassette Tape
WAV
MP3

Medium

Digital reproduction of audio cassette.

Language

English

Type

Sound
Oral history

Identifier

SPW46

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 and Joan Nestle, “Joan at 38, Lesbian Life / Early Life Beginnings / Mabel Hampton, undated (Tape 1),” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed June 30, 2022, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/items/show/61.