Woodrow Wilson apparently could take a joke. Nesteroff digs into an episode in which Rogers faced a backlash for using a racial slur about Black people on the radio in This led to denunciations in newspapers, protests and boycotts — with Rogers stubbornly doubling down a year before dying in a plane crash. In recent years, Nesteroff, 40 and often seen wearing a fedora, has carved out a niche as the premier popular historian of comedy because of his knack for unearthing such forgotten stories. His new book, which darts back and forth in time, is a sprawling look at Indigenous comedians, an overlooked branch of comedy. We used to be from New York.
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Susan B. Anthony was a suffragist, abolitionist, and activist for women's rights. Septima Poinsette Clark was an educator and civil rights activist. She worked to register African American voters.
National Archives EEO Special Emphasis Observances
This article addresses the history of lesbianism in the United States. Unless otherwise noted, the members of same-sex female couples discussed here are not known to be lesbian rather than, for example, bisexual , but they are mentioned as part of discussing the practice of lesbianism—that is, same-sex female sexual and romantic behavior. Laws against lesbian sexual activity were suggested but usually not created or enforced in early American history. In , John Cotton proposed a law for Massachusetts Bay making sex between two women or two men a capital offense, but the law was not enacted.
As part of our observance this year, the National Museum of the American Indian invited Native friends to share what they understand about how LGBTQ people were regarded in their traditional culture. Native nations are similar to other world populations in the demographic representation of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. Many tribal languages include specific vocabulary to refer to gender identities beyond male and female; others do not, or those terms have been lost.