Marsha P Johnson
photo by Randy Wicker
Stonewall Veteran and STAR co-founder. Learn you history folx. If it weren’t for trans women of color like Marsha and Sylvia, we’d still be hiding in dark bars praying the cops don’t raid it.
Frances Wilson, 1961.
Frances, a 23 year old student at Tennessee State University, was expelled for her participation in the Freedom Rides along with 14 other students. In 2008, the expelled students all received honorary doctorates from Tennessee State University. Sadly, Frances did not live long enough to receive her degree.