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The Resource The Lexington Six : lesbian and gay resistance in 1970s America, Josephine Donovan

The Lexington Six : lesbian and gay resistance in 1970s America, Josephine Donovan

Label
The Lexington Six : lesbian and gay resistance in 1970s America
Title
The Lexington Six
Title remainder
lesbian and gay resistance in 1970s America
Statement of responsibility
Josephine Donovan
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"On September 23, 1970, a group of antiwar activists staged a robbery at a bank in Massachusetts, during which a police officer was killed. While the three men who participated in the robbery were soon apprehended, two women escaped and became fugitives on the FBI's Ten Most Wanted list, eventually landing in a lesbian collective in Lexington, Kentucky, during the summer of 1974. In pursuit, the FBI launched a massive dragnet. Five lesbian women and one gay man ended up in jail for refusing to cooperate with federal officials, whom they saw as invading their lives and community. Dubbed the Lexington Six, the group's resistance attracted national attention, inspiring a nationwide movement in other minority communities. Like the iconic Stonewall demonstrations, this gripping story of spirited defiance has special resonance in today's America. Drawing on transcripts of the judicial hearings, contemporaneous newspaper accounts, hundreds of pages of FBI files released to the author under the Freedom of Information Act, and interviews with many of the participants, Josephine Donovan reconstructs this fascinating, untold story. The Lexington Six is a vital addition to LGBTQ, feminist, and radical American history"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Donovan, Josephine
Dewey number
306.76/60976947
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ76.3.U52
LC item number
L4936 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Power, Katherine Ann
  • Saxe, Susan
  • Gays
  • Fugitives from justice
  • Civil rights
  • Gay rights
Label
The Lexington Six : lesbian and gay resistance in 1970s America, Josephine Donovan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lena and May in Lexington -- FBI Dragnet -- Grand Jury Resistance -- Contempt of Court and Jail -- Jail Time -- Collaboration Versus Resistance -- A Culture of Resistance -- Grand Jury Abuse: Growing Public Awareness -- Jill Raymond Freed -- Concluding Summary and Commentary
Control code
on1154524370
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 255 pages
Isbn
9781625345431
Lccn
2020019277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030236647
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1154524370
Label
The Lexington Six : lesbian and gay resistance in 1970s America, Josephine Donovan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Lena and May in Lexington -- FBI Dragnet -- Grand Jury Resistance -- Contempt of Court and Jail -- Jail Time -- Collaboration Versus Resistance -- A Culture of Resistance -- Grand Jury Abuse: Growing Public Awareness -- Jill Raymond Freed -- Concluding Summary and Commentary
Control code
on1154524370
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 255 pages
Isbn
9781625345431
Lccn
2020019277
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40030236647
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
System control number
(OCoLC)1154524370

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