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Big Mama Rag Exhibit

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Big Mama Rag (BMR) was a lesbian feminist newspaper from 1972 - 1984 started in Denver, Colorado during the height of the civil rights movement of the late 20th century.  The woman loving woman owned newspaper concentrated on a mix of art, poetry, original stories, and a world wide focus on women's liberation and feminist activsm, news, and local issues.  The newspaper started in the basement of a house in north Capitol Hill near York and Colfax and went through several cycles of membership before winning the "Big Mama Rag v. United States" case in 1984.  It was run as a collective with many members creating women's owned businesses to support the work.  This exhibit links oral histories, photographs, and outside resources talking about the history of BMR.

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