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Feb. 21: Author and Cornell Professor to Discuss Black Transsexual Figures, Violent Racist Suppression

Author and Cornell University professor C. Riley Snorton, who has been listed as one of "Ten Transgender People You Should Know" by Black Entertainment Television, will speak in the Griot Institute for Africana Studies' Spring Lecture & Performance Series "Erasure: Blackness and the Fight Against Invisibility" on Wednesday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. in the Gallery Theatre, Elaine Langone Center (ELC).  Snorton will discuss the ascendance of Christine Jorgensen, dubbed America's first transsexual celebrity, and violent racist suppression at home during the free, public lecture.

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