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Southern Voice—February 15, 1990

Contextual Statement by JoyEllen Williams

This issue of Southern Voice from February 15, 1990, includes a tributary cover honoring Patrick Kelly, Willi Smith, and Alvin Ailey—three Black men who revolutionized the fields of fashion design and dance. These men also served as dedicated social justice advocates for the gay and lesbian communities and other historically marginalized groups.

JoyEllen Williams is the Special Collections Curator at Kennesaw State University Archives.

Cover of Southern Voice newspaper showing grayscale images of three African American men inside of a triangle; text above image reads, "Willi, Patrick, and Alvin"
Page from Southern Voice newspaper honoring Willi Smith, Patrick Kelly, and Alvin Ailey

Courtesy of the Kennesaw State University Archives

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