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03-29-1999

Author Duberman To Discuss Novel Stonewall At Clarkson

[A photo of Duberman for newspaper use is available at http://www.clarkson.edu/news/photos/duberman.jpg]

Noted author, playwright and historian Martin Duberman kicks off a daylong visit to the North Country with an appearance at Clarkson University on Thursday, April 8. The event is part of North Country Public Radio’s continuing focus on the events of the ’60s, and how they have shaped and impacted life in the ’90s.duberman

Duberman will discuss his historical novel Stonewall at 4 p.m. in Clarkson’s Sara M. Snell Auditorium in Snell Hall. The book is based on the 1969 incident in which patrons of the gay bar Stonewall fought back against New York police officers on a routine raid to the establishment. The incident is considered to be the catalyst for the modern gay and lesbian civil rights movement. Stonewall details the stories of six individuals whose lives were changed forever by the event.

Prior to Duberman’s presentation, the documentary film “Before Stonewall” will be shown at 2:30 p.m. in Snell Auditorium. At 7 p.m. he will be on North Country Public Radio's "Readers and Writers On The Air" with host Ellen Rocco, discussing his work and taking calls from readers. Duberman will then appear at the Canton Unitarian Universalist Church at 8:15 p.m. to discuss the Stonewall era and its impact on events today. Church doors will open at 7 p.m. so that audience members can listen to the radio broadcast at the church prior to Duberman's appearance.

Duberman is a Distinguished Professor of History at Lehman College and the CUNY Graduate Center, and founder of the Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies. He has authored 15 books, including Midlife Queer, Cures: A Gay Man’s Odyssey, the critically acclaimed biography Paul Robeson, and his new book Left Out: The Politics of Exclusion.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Michael P. Griffin, director of News & Digital Content Services, at 315-268-6716 or mgriffin@clarkson.edu.]

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