The Lavender Scare
The Lavender Scare
WhenSunday, October 27, 2019, 3:15 – 4:32 PM
SponsorAmerican History Museum
VenueAmerican History Museum
Event LocationWarner Bros. Theater
CostAdult $9.00 
Senior (60 and up) $8.00 
Youth (Ages 3-12) $7.50 
Military $8.00

Join Smithsonian Theaters on Sunday, October 27 at 3:15PM for a special big screen viewing of The Lavender Scare. Following the screening there will be a Q&A with Nan Hunter, Professor of Law at Georgetown University whose area of expertise covers constitutional law, feminist legal theory, federal court litigation and health law, and Chad Heap, an Associate Professor of American Studies and Undergraduate Advisor of the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program. Moderated by Katherine Ott, Curator at the National Museum of American History. Shown in partnership with WETA TV 26.

About the film: With the U.S. gripped in the panic of the Cold War, President Dwight D. Eisenhower deemed homosexuals to be “security risks” and vowed to rid the government of all employees discovered to be gay or lesbian. Over the next four decades, the longest witch-hunt in American history, tens of thousands of workers would lose their jobs or be denied employment for their sexual orientation. The Lavender Scare is the first documentary to tell the story of this little-known aspect of American history.…
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