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Newman, Toni (audio interview and transcript)

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coverage
Winston-Salem (N.C.)
creator
Newman, Toni
Marsh, Clarielle
date
2015-10-24
2024-04-16T14:16:34Z
2024-04-16T14:16:34Z
2024-04-16 (issued)
description
Toni Newman graduated from Wake Forest in 1985, majoring in sociology. Newman is an African American transgender woman. At the time of this interview, she was wokring as the development manager for the MyTrees AIDS Foundation in Los Angeles, California. Throughout her time at Wake Forest, she describes dealing more instances of racism than issues partaining to LGBT individuals on campus. She recalls 134 Black students on campus, the majority of those being athletes. As a result, this left Newman with few avenues for community, however, she did join the Black Student Alliance. Starting out, Newman recalls her pusuit of going to medical school, however, after a class with Dr. Herman Eure she decided to switch to sociology. She credits Dr. Catherine Harris as an influential professor. Newman states she spent more time at Winston-Salem State than Wake Forest as she felt it was a more open community. Following graduation she worked as a Assistant Dean of Evening Porgrams at Wake Technical College but left due to discriminaion after coming out as a transwoman. She candidly discusses her experiences in transitioning and her interactions with the University following graduation.
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audio/mp3
45:19 minutes
Permalink
http://hdl.handle.net/10339/103327
language
English
relation
Special Collections and Archives
Z. Smith Reynolds Library
Wake Forest University
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subject
Wake Forest University--History
Expanded Wake Voices
Inclusive Student Life Collection
Black Student Alliance
Divine Nine
Greek life
LGBTQ
Queer Public Histories
Rising Voices: A Wake Forest LGBTQIA Alumni Conference
Mother So Queer: A Queer History of Wake Forest University
Transgender women
Gender transition
Sexual minorities
title
Newman, Toni (audio interview and transcript)
type
Sound

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