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Lavender Light Gospel Choir collection.

Title
Lavender Light Gospel Choir collection.
Author
Lavender Light (Musical group), creator.
Publication
1997-2003.
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box 1Mixed materialUse in library Sc MG 799 box 1Schomburg Center - Manuscripts & Archives

Details

Description
0.42 linear feet (1 box)
Subjects
Genre/Form
  • Bylaws (administrative records)
  • Concerts (performances)
  • Membership lists.
Source (note)
  • Gift from unknown donor, ca. 2008.
Location of Other Archival Materials (note)
  • In the Life Archive (ITLA) miscellaneous collections, Sc MG 736, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Call Number
Sc MG 799
Author
Lavender Light (Musical group), creator.
Title
Lavender Light Gospel Choir collection.
Production
1997-2003.
Type of Content
text
still image
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
sheet
Summary
Founded in 1985, Lavender Light is a mixed chorus (women and men), consisting of members who have auditioned and run as a nonprofit organization. Although the group encompasses many ethnic and spiritual backgrounds, the choir provides a special ministry to Black lesbians and gays, who have historically been pressured by their communities to choose between their Blackness and their gayness. Their repertoire includes gospel (old and new), spirituals, and anthems. They produce two full concerts a year and frequently appear as guests at community functions, from church services to Gay Pride rallies. Past appearances have included Urban Bush Women's "Praise House"; the pilot episode of "In the Life"; the People of Color Joint Kwanzaa Ceremony; Mayor David N. Dinkins's Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., at City Hall; and Empire State Pride Agenda's 1999 annual fundraiser with keynote speakers President Bill Clinton and Senator Chuck Schumer.
This collection mostly consists of administrative files such as bylaws, membership information, Board of Directors materials, minutes, and fundraising documents. There is a limited amount of material on concerts and performances. Most of the material dates from 1997-2003.
Location of Other Archival Materials
In the Life Archive (ITLA) miscellaneous collections, Sc MG 736, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture
Source
Gift from unknown donor, ca. 2008.
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Research Call Number
Sc MG 799
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