Mood Lavender: Queers in the Harlem Renaissance

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Mood Lavender examines the place of gays and lesbians within the Harlem Renaissance. As with many cultural movements, gay and lesbian achievers figured prominently in the impressive artistic output. Most of these figures led closeted lives, now brought to light, but the Roaring Twenties also allowed the first few sprigs of a semi-public gay presence to shoot forth. This documentary demonstrates that the drive for racial equality also sparked a hidden contribution to gay and lesbian history.


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