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Pomo Afro Homos Records
GLC 139  
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Description
The records contain correspondence, programs, press coverage, contracts, scripts, financial information, photographs, and other ephemera of Pomo Afro Homos (Postmodern African American Homosexuals), a San Francisco-based theater group that presented the stories of black, gay men.
Background
Pomo Afro Homos is short for postmodern African American homosexuals. It was an African-American gay theater troupe founded in San Francisco by Djola Bernard Branner, Brian Freeman, and Eric Gupton. Later, Marvin K. White joined the group. The original concept of the group was to show the issues affecting each black gay person. Their pieces include "Fierce Love: Stories From Black Gay Life" and "Dark Fruit." They performed nationally from Alaska to New York’s Lincoln Center. They faced opposition from the National Black Theatre Festival in North Carolina (1991), and later, in Anchorage (1993). They performed regularly between 1990 and 1995.
Extent
9 cubic feet (9 boxes), 1 oversized flat box, 1 oversized poster
Restrictions
Copyright retained by Pomo Afro Homos.
Availability
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours. It is unprocessed; please consult inventory to request boxes.