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    Rainbow Honor Walk James Baldwin: Passionate Advocate for Human Rights By Dr. Bill Lipsky

    Rainbow Honor Walk James Baldwin: Passionate Advocate for Human Rights By Dr. Bill Lipsky

    In 1953, when he was only 29 years old, James Baldwin published Go Tell It on the Mountain, his first novel. The semi-autobiographical story of growing up in a deeply…

    Tennessee Williams: Timeless Playwright of The Human Condition

    Tennessee Williams: Timeless Playwright of The Human Condition

    While working as a contract writer for MGM in 1941, Tennessee Williams submitted a screenplay titled The Gen­tleman Caller. In a classic “Are you kid­ding?” moment, the studio rejected the…

    Bayard Rustin: Undaunted Crusader for Civil Rights

    Bayard Rustin: Undaunted Crusader for Civil Rights

    Bayard Rustin believed devoutly in the American ideal, the “self-evident” truths that all of us “are created equal” and endowed “with certain unalienable Rights,” including “Life, Liberty, and the pursuit…

    Music Megastar Sylvester Brought Realness and Depth to Disco

    Music Megastar Sylvester Brought Realness and Depth to Disco

    A true superstar, Sylvester represented the black and gay cultural origins of disco to mainstream America and made it possible for RuPaul’s success. His body of work includes crucial contributions…

    Gertrude Stein: Icon of Modernity

    In English or in French, Gertrude Stein’s native and adopted languages, the word to describe her was the same: formidable. She possessed one of the most creative and influential minds…

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