Bonus: From the Vault: Sylvia Rivera & Marsha P. Johnson, 1970


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In 1970, a young radio reporter recorded an interview with Sylvia Rivera, Marsha P. Johnson, and other members of the newly formed Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries—STAR. Nearly 50 years later, MGH unearthed their remarkable conversation in a basement archive.

Episode Notes:

Find out more about Sylvia Rivera in our two-part 1989 interview with her here and here.

For more Marsha P. Johnson, listen to this MGH episode, which features a 1989 interview with her and her then-roommate, fellow activist Randy Wicker.

Marsha and Sylvia were also featured in the second and third episodes of our Stonewall 50 season.

For a deeper dive into the lives and activism of Sylvia and Marsha, check out the resources listed on the webpages of each of the episodes linked above.

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