The Mary Renault Society

The Triangle Area of North Carolina

LGBT History and the College Classroom

Gay Liberation Day 1970This talk and discussion will focus on teaching LGBT history to undergraduate students today. How should such a history be taught to undergraduates? How do they receive that history? Dr. David Palmer will lead a discussion on these questions by speaking of his experiences teaching Leonard Matlovichspecialized undergraduates seminars and surveys in US history – one of which produced the information available at the webpage LGBT Identities, Communities, and Resistance in North Carolina, 1945-2012.

Harvey MilkDr. Palmer is a lecturer of history of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His research explores ideas of identity and difference in lesbian and gay thought in late twentieth-century America. He teaches various courses in US history, including an advanced undergraduate seminar on US LGBT histories.

Background: the AIDS quilt on the Mall

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