“A Step Higher” w/ Mattachino Wendell Sayers


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Historian Eric Marcus interviews Wendell Sayers, an attorney, the first Black assistant attorney general for the state of Colorado, and one of few Black members of the Mattachine Society. He attended the 6th annual Mattachine convention in 1959, a dramatic event which will be featured in this week’s episode!

This audio is used courtesy of Making Gay History. Find the Making Gay History podcast on all major podcast platforms and at www.makinggayhistory.com.

Music is by Kevin MacLeod at incompetech.com. Licensed under Creative Commons by attribution 4.0. The original Mattachine Society jester logo and audio clips of Harry Hay are courtesy of ONE Archives at the USC Libraries. Audio clips from The Rejected are licensed by Thirteen Productions and WNET.

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