Reclaiming the Fire: The Legacy of the Up Stairs Lounge @ Williams Research Center, New Orleans [27 June]

Reclaiming the Fire: The Legacy of the Up Stairs Lounge


488
27
June
18:00 - 19:30

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Williams Research Center
410 Chartres St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Participants in this historic panel discussion include Royd Anderson, director of the documentary The UpStairs Lounge Fire (2013); Clayton Delery, award-winning author of The Up Stairs Lounge Arson: Thirty-Two Deaths in a New Orleans Gay Bar, June 24, 1973 (McFarland, 2014); Clancy DuBos, the journalist whose story “Blood, Moans: Charity Scene” ran on the front page of the Times-Picayune the morning after the fire; Robert W. Fieseler, author of Tinderbox: The Untold Story of the Up Stairs Lounge Fire and the Rise of Gay Liberation ( Liveright, forthcoming). The panel discussion will be moderated by Frank Perez, president of the LGBT+ Archives Project and co-author of the forthcoming book Southern Decadence in New Orleans (LSU Press). The event will also feature a reading and book signing for Fieseler’s new book.

This free public program is presented by The Historic New Orleans Collection in collaboration with the LGBT+ Archives Project of Louisiana. More information is available at hnoc.org and by calling (504) 523-4662.
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