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- Joshua D. Burford oral history interview 3, 2016 May 26
Joshua D. Burford oral history interview 3, 2016 May 26
As a sequel to a previous interview, Joshua Burford, Assistant Director of the Multicultural Resources Center at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, discusses the progress, success and new efforts in collecting local LGBTQ history for deposit in the university's Special Collections. He reflects on the process of naming the King Henry Brockington Community Archive, and the national attention received when his work collecting and exhibiting a local LGBTQ timeline with the Levine Museum of the New South won the Allan Berube Prize, the highest award for public LGBTQ history efforts. Mr. Burford also details the gaps in documenting local LGBTQ history, including the era of the 1960s and in particular bi, trans and queer histories, and the history of LGBTQ people of color. He describes new efforts, including the Charlotte Queer Oral History Project, which had recently got underway in the community, and a proposed website that could connect LGBTQ history projects throughout the South and the United States in general.