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    Discussion recalls the role of black LGBT pioneers

    An event on black LGBT who influenced social movements in the 20th century was held on Feb. 5 in the Rosenthal Library. Lisa Davis, an organizer for the event, highlighted the role of such figures and what they represented. “They are a heroic family with human flaws and triumphs. They are our history, often forgotten. Parts of their identities mocked or erased for other’s comfort and expediency,” Davis said. Speakers for the event included Shawn(ta) Smith, a librarian at the Graduate Center of CUNY, and Maureen Pierce-Anyan, director of Minority Student Affairs. Smith first spoke about playwright and writer Lorraine Hansberry, who was born in Chicago on May 19, 1930. She is most famous for…