One of the exhibits created by students in the Creating Digital History course:
A Century of Lesbian Feminism In and Around Greenwich Village (1900-2000)
by Rachel Corbman
This exhibit profiles three pioneering women’s organizations, active in around the Village in various decades of the 20th century. Despite the many differences between these groups, all three helped carve out a place for lesbians either within their own organization or in society at large. By considering these organizations together, I will demonstrate how all three contributed to the creation of a modern lesbian identity as well as the formation of lesbian communities in urban centers. My focus will also emphasize the relationship between lesbianism and the feminist project of women’s equality.