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    Sentences forEssex Hemphill

    • American poet and activist Essex Hemphill also expressed criticism in his anthology Brother to Brother (1991).Robert Mapplethorpe-Wikipedia
    • In the early 1980s, Parkerson and Essex Hemphill, a poet, activist, and friend of Parkerson's, would often perform spoken word poetry in D.C. coffeehouses and theaters.Michelle Parkerson-Wikipedia
    • When the film premiered, positive reviews by queer Black critics include Essex Hemphill, writing for The Guardian and Michelle Parkerson, writing for The Black Film Review.Jennie Livingston-Wikipedia
    • Tongues Untied is a 1989 experimental documentary film directed by Marlon T. Riggs, and featuring Riggs, Essex Hemphill and Brian Freeman.Tongues Untied-Wikipedia
    • The film concludes as Essex Hemphill reappears reading "American Wedding" in front of a background of an American Flag.Anthem (film)-Wikipedia
    • The 1989 film Tongues Untied was aired as part of the television series P.O.V. The three principal voices of Tongues Untied are those of Riggs as well as gay rights activists and men infected with HIV Essex Hemphill and Joseph Beam.Marlon Riggs-Wikipedia

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