Oral History with Keith Clark

Abstract

Keith talked about his experience moving into DC in the late 80s, in the middle of the AIDS crisis. Keith talked about founding the DC Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in 1991 and the challenges associated with it. Keith also talked about running DC Pride in 1995 by shifting it to be in downtown DC and the struggle to bring Pride into the center of DC political culture. Keith talked as well about how he feels DC is unique in its’ commitment to activism. Finally, Keith spoke about the importance of passing down generational knowledge in the LGBT community, and his own work in professional mentoring and leadership.

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Access Rights

This oral history is owned by the Rainbow History Project

Interviewer

William Curtis

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No

Original Format

2 audio files available, (33:32; 34:34), 30.5 MB; 31.5 MB

Citation

“Oral History with Keith Clark,” Rainbow History Project Digital Collections, accessed April 19, 2024, https://archives.rainbowhistory.org/items/show/1829.

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