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.
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.
9 cubic feet (9 boxes), 1 oversized flat box, 1 oversized poster
Copyright retained by Pomo Afro Homos.
The collection is available for use during San Francisco History Center hours. It is unprocessed; please consult inventory
to request boxes.