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Marlon Riggs (3 February 1957, Fort Worth, Texas - 5 April 1994), an American poet, educator, filmmaker, and gay rights activist. Riggs was inducted into the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association Hall of Fame in 2006.[1]

He produced many documentaries for public television, some of which were considered controversial by media watchdog groups, who protested the fact that Riggs' films were produced with money from the National Endowment for the Arts. Marlon Riggs died from AIDS related illness in 1994. His death came prior to completion of his final work, Black Is...Black Ain't, a film which concerned the state of African-America, and the self-hating racism, sexism, homophobia within it.

Works

  • Ethnic Notions (1987)
  • Tongues Untied (1989)
  • Affirmations (1990)
  • Anthem (1991)
  • Color Adjustment (1992)
  • Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien (No Regret) (1992)
  • Black Is...Black Ain't (1995) featuring a young William T. Kindred

References

  1. ^ "Marlon Riggs (1957-1994)" ( – Scholar search), NLGJA: LGBT Journalists Hall of Fame, http://www.nlgja.org/halloffame/marlon_riggs.htm, retrieved 2007-10-25  

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