James Martin papers

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2019


Descriptive Summary

Title: James Martin papers
Dates: 1998
Collection Number: 1999-37
Creator/Collector:
Extent: .21 linear feet
Repository: GLBT Historical Society
San Francisco, California 94103
Abstract: The collection consists of James Martin's personal testimony videotape, 'In My Opinion... Southern Baptists" and two related letters. One is from Martin to his classmates from the Class of 1962, Tupelo High School "and a few others," explaining that he made the video because he was denied a chance to speak the truth about prejudice against gays and lesbians at his reunion.
Language of Material: English

Access

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Preferred Citation

James Martin papers. GLBT Historical Society

Acquisition Information

Gift of James Martin on November 8, 1998.

Scope and Content of Collection

The collection consists of James Martin's personal testimony videotape, 'In My Opinion... Southern Baptists" and two related letters. One is from Martin to his classmates from the Class of 1962, Tupelo High School "and a few others," explaining that he made the video because he was denied a chance to speak the truth about prejudice against gays and lesbians at his reunion. The other is from Reverend Jimmy Porter of the First Baptist Church in McComb, Mississippi, telling Martin he didn't view his videotape and cannot accept his views.

Indexing Terms

Religion and Spirituality
Homophobia and Anti-Gay Violence