Queer Newark Oral History Project

ABOUT THIS PODCAST

Through a mix of interviews with LGBTQ community members, academics, and students, find out why Newark's LGBTQ history matters and how public history projects can combat queer erasure. This podcast is an offshoot of the Queer Newark Oral History Project, a community-driven endeavor supported by Rutgers University-Newark that collects and preserves the life stories of LGBTQ and gender nonconforming individuals in the city of Newark, New Jersey.

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As the president of Newark Pride, Sharronda “Love” Wheeler sits down with Kristyn to chat about what it’s like to organize and run four days of Pride events annually in the city of Newark. They also discuss how Newark Pride…

Ray Rivas identified as a "revolutionary gender evolutionary." A trans warrior, activist, and artist, he refused to adhere to gender norms and instead demanded society conform to him. Sadly, Ray passed away days before he could record his life story…

One hundred and seventy years ago, famed abolitionist Frederick Douglass gave a speech at the Plane Street Colored Church, once located at the site of what is now the athletic field at Rutgers University-Newark. In this episode, Kristyn talks to…

American Studies doctoral students Kristyn Scorsone and Mi Hyun Yoon talk about their process when conducting oral history interviews including building trust, showing respect for the interviewee, and what types of questions to ask. Mi Hyun also discusses her work…

This is part one of two episodes on tips for doing oral history interviews. In this episode, Kristyn Scorsone talks to Dr. Timothy Stewart-Winter to find out why oral history is used to document the experiences of marginalized groups and…

In this episode Kristyn Scorsone talks to Aaron Frazier about his new book of poetry, Tears of a Poet. As house mother, Aaron describes what it's like to be a part of Newark's ballroom scene since the 1980s. Find out what…

Welcome to the Queer Newark Oral History Project! In this episode, grad student Kristyn Scorsone talks to Dr. Whitney Strub and Dr. Timothy Stewart-Winter about Newark's LGBTQ history and their work as historians of gender and sexuality. Find out why…

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