Katz, Jonathan, 1938-

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Jonathan Ned Katz (1938- ), author, playwright, historian, teacher, gay rights advocate, and textile designer, is a leading authority on homosexuality and gay and lesbian history.

During the 1960s Katz worked in New York City as a free-lance textile designer. His writing career began in the late 1960s with the production of his plays about fugitive slaves and the publication of studies in black history. He became a founding member of the Gay Academic Union; wrote books, articles, reviews, and essays on gay and lesbian issues; and lectured and taught courses on gay and lesbian history.

From the description of Jonathan Katz papers, ca. 1947-1995. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 122485452

Author of topics in African-American history.

Katz and his father, Bernard Katz, conducted research on the history of black oppression and resistance. Katz was born in 1938.

Lucy Terry Prince was considered America's earliest African-American poet. She was a slave in Massachusetts and was later freed when bought by her husband, Abijah Prince, a New England landowner.

From the description of Lucy Terry Prince collection, 1967-1973. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79467984

Jonathan Ned Katz is a historian specializing in gay and lesbian issues and in African-American slavery during the ninteenth century.

He was educated at Antioch College, 1956-1957; College of the City of New York, 1957-1959; New School for Social Research, 1961-1962; and Hunter College, 1972. He has taught gay and lesbian history at New York University, the New School for Social Research, and elsewhere. Katz has not conducted research on African-American history since the 1970's.

From the description of Jonathan Katz manuscripts and research materials, 1967-1976. (New York Public Library). WorldCat record id: 86164303

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Katz, Bernard and Jonathan /Lucy Terry Prince Collection The New York Public Library. Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division.
creatorOf Katz, Jonathan, 1938-. Jonathan Katz manuscripts and research materials, 1967-1976. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Rauch, Ted. Ted Rauch collection, 1970-1975, 1970-1972 (bulk). New York State Historical Documents
referencedIn Robert Oaks Papers, 1908-2001, 1976-1990 James C. Hormel Gay & Lesbian Center, San Francisco Public Library
creatorOf Russo, Vito. Vito Russo papers, 1969-1990. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Vito Russo papers, 1969-1990 New York Public Library. Manuscripts and Archives Division
referencedIn Truth, Justice, and the American Way, Inc. Emerald City(television program) videotapes, 1976-1979, (bulk 1978). New York State Historical Documents
referencedIn Gore Vidal papers, 1850-2020 (inclusive), 1936-2008 (bulk) Houghton Library
creatorOf Katz, Jonathan, 1938-. Lucy Terry Prince collection, 1967-1973. Campbell University, Wiggins Memorial Library
creatorOf Katz, Jonathan, 1938-. Jonathan Katz papers, ca. 1947-1995. New York Public Library System, NYPL
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associatedWith Wright, Martha. person
associatedWith Young, Allen, 1941- person
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United States
Christiana (Pa.)
United States
Gay men
Indians of North America--Drama
Gay liberation movement
Fugitive slaves
Women slaves
African Americans--History
African Americans--History--To 1863
Sexual orientation
Slavery in the United States--Fiction
Indians of North America--Wars
Fugitive slave law of 1850
African American women poets
Slavery--Insurrections, etc
Textile designers


Birth 1938




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