20th Century Lesbian Life in Greenwich Village
November 18, 2021 | 6:30PM
Women in 20th century Greenwich Village pushed the norms of society by living as their authentic selves. Join Project manager Amanda Davis for a virtual presentation exploring the lives of women such as: Eve Adams, operator of the popular gay and lesbian tearoom in Greenwich Village, who was convicted of obscenity and disorderly conduct and deported; Lorraine Hansberry, author of A Raisin in the Sun, who also wrote under a pseudonym for a lesbian newsletter; photographer Berenice Abbott and her partner, influential art critic Elizabeth McCausland; and groups such as the Radicalesbians and Salsa Soul Sisters.
The second in our three-part series, “From Progressive Reformers to Lesbian Gathering Spots: Explorations of Same-Sex Relationships & Spaces in New York City,” presented with the support of Humanities New York, Con Edison, and NYC & Company Foundation.