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Pink Triangle Legacies: Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust

Tuesday, April 4 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: UAB Heritage Hall, Room 102

Facilitator: Dr. Jake Newsome

The Alabama Holocaust Education Center is partnering with UAB’s Institute for Human Rights to bring historian and author, Dr. Jake Newsome for a book discussion on Pink Triangle Legacies: Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust. A book purchasing and signing will be held both before and after this discussion. This is an in-person event that will also be livestreamed on ZOOM. This event is in part made possible by the Rita C. Kimerling Public History Endowment.


Registration is REQUIRED. 

Register for in-person HERE

Register for ZOOM HERE




Dr. Jake Newsome is an award winning scholar of German and American LGBTQ+ history whose research and resources educate global audiences. His work as a public historian is dedicated to making high quality scholarship accessible, engaging, and relevant to diverse audiences beyond the classroom. By shining light on the LGBTQ+ past, Newsome seeks to guide learners through a study of history to develop an ethical sense of compassion and wrestle with the ideals and challenges of responsible citizenship.

His new book, Pink Triangle Legacies: Coming Out in the Shadow of the Holocaust (Cornell University Press) traces the transformation of the pink triangle from a Nazi concentration camp badge into a global symbol of pride. The Lambda Literary Foundation named it as one of its most anticipated new LGBTQIA+ books of 2022.

Since earning his Ph.D. in history, Newsome has published in academic journals as well as popular outlets like the Washington Post, and has appeared as a guest on podcasts, including Getting Curious with Jonathan Van Ness. In addition to serving as a historical advisor for film projects, exhibits, and plays, Newsome has been invited by the French, UK, and US governments to speak about the important lessons that LGBTQ+ history has for all of us today. He now works as a museum professional in Washington, DC.


Tuesday, April 4
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm


UAB Heritage Hall, Room 102
1401 University Blvd
Birmingham, AL 35233 United States
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