Tara T. Green is Professor of African American and African Diaspora Studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA. She is the author of several books including See Me Naked: Black Women Defining Pleasure during the Interwar Era (2022) and editor of two books, including From the Plantation to the Prison: African American Confinement Literature (2008).
In the second half of this conversation on activist, educator, writer, and bisexual icon Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Tara T. Green discusses Alice’s queerness and her life as a queer person in the 19th century United States. Dunbar-Nelson defied many assumptions a contemporary reader may have of the Reconstruction and post-Reconstruction era United States, including that she was exceptionally well-traveled. We learn about Alice’s love of California, her time in New York and contribution to the Harlem Renaissance, and her queer affairs. Take a listen.
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