Media Advisory: LGBTQ Publisher, Journalist and Pioneer Mark Segal Donates Collection to National Museum of American History

May 14, 2018
T shirts, buttons and other items are laid out over a white background
WHAT:         The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History will receive a donation of papers and objects from the personal collection of Mark Segal,
                      publisher, activist, journalist, civil rights pioneer and national LGBTQ leader.
 
WHEN:        Thursday, May 17
                     10:15 a.m.: Media registration opens
                     11 a.m.: Ceremony
 
WHERE:      National Museum of American History
                     Constitution Avenue entrance, between 12th and 14th streets N.W.
                     Reception Suite, first floor
 
WHO:          Mark Segal, donor, journalist, publisher, activist
                     Sen. Bob Casey (D-Pa.)
                     David Cohen, senior executive vice president & chief diversity officer, Comcast Corp.
                     Catherine Eagleton, assistant director for curatorial affairs, National Museum of American History
                     Katherine Ott, curator, National Museum of American History
 
During a ceremony, the National Museum of American History will receive a donation from Mark Segal—publisher, activist, journalist, civil rights pioneer and national LGBTQ leader—documenting his almost 50-year career in LGBTQ activism from Stonewall to today.
Segal will donate personal papers—approximately 16 cubic feet of important and rare journals, flyers, posters, letters and materials that chronicle political developments that cover the 1970s to the present. In addition to his papers, Segal will donate artifacts from his personal collection, including the first state-issued Gay Pride Proclamation (1975), a donation can that he used during the 1970 Christopher Street Gay Liberation Day march and his personal marshal’s badge from that event.
Note to editors: Media should RSVP to register by calling 202-633-3129 or at hilbigv@si.edu.
 
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