Item SR11457 - Oral history interview with Maria Council, by Gary Knapp and A. Krummenacker [Sound Recording]

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Oral history interview with Maria Council, by Gary Knapp and A. Krummenacker [Sound Recording]


  • 2010-02-19 (Creation)


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Maria Council is a woman, a drag queen, an African-American, and co-founder/President of Peacock After Dark. This organization raises money for various causes in honor of Lady Elaine Peacock's mother, Audria M. Edwards (via a scholarship in Edwards' name).

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Session 1. Maria Council is co-founder/President of Peacock After Dark. Council discusses her introduction to drag; her drag influences including "drag mother" Patty O'Dora and Lady Elaine Peacock; her reputation as Northwest's First Lesbian Drag Queen and subsequently as the first biologically female Empress of the Rose Court; her experiences in workplaces that required different levels of closeting and self-censorship; and her involvement with the local Portland church community.

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Creative Commons - Attribution, Non-Commercial, ShareAlike (BY-NC-SA)

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  • eng

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Oral history interview with Maria Council, by Gary Knapp and A. Krummenacker, 2010 February 19, SR 11457, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

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October 18, 2018 12:20 PM

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