Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive

Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive

Making Gay History | LGBTQ Oral Histories from the Archive

CATEGORY: Society & Culture
Intimate, personal portraits of both known and long-forgotten champions, heroes, and witnesses to history brought to you from rare archival interviews.
  1. June 14, 2020
    28 min
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    Introducing: Those Who Were There: Voices from the Holocaust: Leon Bass
    MGH is Eric Marcus’s first love. But he also co-produces Those Who Were There. Have a listen to this episode featuring Leon Bass. He faced racism growing up in 1930s Philadelphia, in the Army during WWII, and d…
  2. June 18, 2020
    24 min
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    Revisiting the Archive: Episode 13: Larah Helayne & Jean O’Leary
    When high schooler Larah Helayne heard MGH’s episode with Jean O’Leary, it changed the course of her life. Plans to become a nun gave way for a new role as an LGBTQ trailblazer. In this season finale, we celebr…
  3. October 01, 2020
    6 min
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    MGH & Studs Terkel Radio Archive: Preview
    Making Gay History is back! Join us as we mine the Studs Terkel Radio Archive in Chicago for stories from our proud LGBTQ past to bring you eight intimate conversations conducted between 1959 and 1981 by the le…
  4. October 01, 2020
    24 min
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    MGH & Studs Terkel: Episode 1: Christopher Isherwood
    Author Christopher Isherwood left England for Germany in 1929. His stories about his years there inspired the musical “Cabaret,” which shaped the image of decadent interwar Berlin in the popular imagination. Bu…
  5. October 15, 2020
    21 min
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    MGH & Studs Terkel: Episode 2: Lorraine Hansberry
    In 1959 Lorraine Hansberry became the first Black woman to have a play produced on Broadway. Soon after “A Raisin in the Sun” made history, the 28-year-old writer and activist talked to Studs Terkel about racia…