Please join us for a talk by Mary Ann Cherry
Morris Kight—One Man’s Road to the Gay Revolution and Beyond
Friday, September 28, at 10 AM
Room 162, Thomas J. Dodd Research Center
Mary Ann Cherry, recipient of the Sigmund Strochlitz Travel Grant awarded by the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center to scholars conducting research in the Center’s unique collections, will read from her manuscript Morris Kight – The Authorized Biography of One Man’s Road to the Gay Revolution And Beyond on September 28, 10:00am, in Room 162 of the Dodd Center. Cherry’s topic of study is the social activist and pacifist Morris Kight and his influence in the gay rights movement in the late1960s and early 1970s. Through personal letters and records of the organizations that he helped to found, available in the Foster Gunnison Papers at the Dodd Center, as well as interviews conducted with his contemporaries, Cherry aims to explore the role of individual activists and the interplay of east coast and west coast organizations at a decisive time period in the movement’s evolution. Questions and comments are welcome. Refreshments will be served.