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We would like to invite you to the interdisciplinary and intersectional talk with Dr. François Scarborough Clemmons (Middlebury College). The talk with the Grammy Award-winning Opera Singer, Children’s Television Star, ethnomusicologist and LGBTQ+ advocate will take place over Zoom on Tuesday, August 31st (2021) at 18h15.nnTo provide cultural context we offered critical screenings of “Porgy & Bess” July 20th (The Metropolitan Opera 2019 season) and “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” August 10th (Morgan Neville 2019 Fred Rogers Documentary). If you missed these viewings no worries, you can stream both productions online. They are not required for the talk, but might be helpful to understand context – and are both worth your time.nnnFurther Reading:nChris Azzopardi’s “Mister Rogers’s Gay, Black Friend François Clemmons Wears Tiaras Now”nnnnnn”Officer Clemmons: A Memoir”nnnnDr. François Scarborough Clemmons (born April 23, 1945) is an Afro-American singer, actor, playwright and university lecturer. He is perhaps best known for his appearances on the PBS television series Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood throughout the 1970s and 1980s.

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