Amplify Black Neighbors: Donate Week 4

This post is part of Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association‘s Amplify Black Neighbors post series happening throughout June 2020. For more information, click here.

Week 4 Featured Organization: The Marsha P. Johnson Institute

Collage of Marsha P. Johnson by Kendrick Daye, original taken by Hank O’ Neal at NYC’s Pride march in 1977. Image from The Marsha P. Johnson Institute website.

Partial Bio from The Marsha P. Johnson Institute website: Marsha P. Johnson was an activist, self-identified drag queen, performer, and survivor. She was a prominent figure in the Stonewall uprising of 1969. Marsha went by “Black Marsha” before settling on Marsha P. Johnson. The “P” stood for “Pay It No Mind,” which is what Marsha would say in response to questions about her gender. It is the consideration of who “Black Marsha” was that inspired The Marsha P. Johnson Institute.

Click here to read more about Martha P. Johnson and donate to the Institute.