Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections

Neighborhood Voices: Audre Lorde Interview, Tape 2

Item

VID011.jpeg

Title

Neighborhood Voices: Audre Lorde Interview, Tape 2

Description

In the second part of the Old Neighborhood Voices interview with Audre Lorde, she talks about living around the Village in the 1950s - from the migrators who came into the gay bars just for the weekend, to the imagined mythos of the Village as a place for anyone outside of white, middle-class America, and to the conflicts between the older residents and the newcomers to the area. Lorde touches on what her apartments were like and the rent situation of the area, as well as scrouging together food to share with her communities as a poor person. Then, Lorde discusses the multiple lives lesbians of the time had to live and the incredible gift that integrating every aspect of herself was as she got older. She touches on the Stonewall Riot, as well as the way she had to stop arbitrarily dividing aspects of herself to make others more comfortable.

Creator

Neighborhood Voices

Date

April 30, 1985

Format

U-matic video

Language

English

Identifier

VID011

Episode Title

Audre Lorde

Series Title

Neighborhood Voices

Interviewee

Lorde, Audre

Physical Format

U-Matic Video

Digital Format

.mp4 file

Duration

00:19:55

Collection

Citation

Neighborhood Voices , “Neighborhood Voices: Audre Lorde Interview, Tape 2,” Lesbian Herstory Archives AudioVisual Collections, accessed October 2, 2022, http://herstories.prattinfoschool.nyc/omeka/items/show/972.