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Sandra Godwin papers concerning the 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation

 Collection — Box: 1 [F09.101.01.05]
Identifier: MS0577

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of material related to the 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi-Equal Rights. It contains several CDs from LGBT groups, such as One Voice, the Seattle Men's Chorus and the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus. There is also a photo album scrapbook that contains photographs of the March and newspaper clippings about the March and related events. Finally, there is a book entitled "One Million Strong: The 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi-Equal Rights" by Cece Cox, Lisa Means and Lisa Pope.

Dates

  • 1993

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The Sandra Godwin papers concerning the 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation are the physical property of J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections. Some material may be copyrighted or restricted. It is the patron's obligation to determine and satisfy copyright or other case restrictions when publishing or otherwise distributing materials found in the collections.

Biographical / Historical

The 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights was a political rally in favor of ending discrimination and giving legal rights to the LGBT community that took place on April 25, 1993 with an estimated 1,000,000 people in attendance. The March sought to build on the spirit of community that had been created in the 1987 March but came during a time when LGBT discrimination was on the rise from policies such as Bill Clinton's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and a spike in LGBT hate crimes.

The March had seven main demands, including a federal LGBT Civil Rights bill, an increase in funding for AIDS education, an end to discrimination against LGBT members of the military and an end to racial and ethnic discrimination in all its forms. In addition to the March itself, there were several other events in and around Washington D.C. that weekend, including two large demonstrations in favor of same-sex marriage and federal recognition of domestic partnerships. Several celebrities and politicians spoke at a rally following the March, including RuPaul, Nancy Pelosi and Madonna.

Extent

.2 Linear Feet

Language

English

Overview

Papers documenting the 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi-Equal Rights. Includes CDs, pages from a photo album and a book about the March.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into the following two series: CDs and Printed Material.
Title
Sandra Godwin papers concerning the 1993 March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation
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Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collections, J. Murrey Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives, UNC Charlotte Repository

Contact:
Atkins Library, UNC Charlotte
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Charlotte 28223 United Stated