In order for us to fully appreciate our present and our future, we must embrace our past. Thanks to the women like Mabel Hampton, we are able to do that in insightful and personal ways. Throughout her life, Mabel collected letters, memorabilia and memories documenting her experience in the world as a black lesbian. She shares tales of private shindigs with Harlem Renaissance icons like Jackie “Moms” Mabley, and Bessie Smith.
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