American Masters

William Dorsey Swann: The first "Queen of Drag"

Special | 4m 39s | Video has closed captioning.

Born into slavery, Swann was the first known person to identify as a “Queen of Drag” and the first known American activist to lead a queer resistance group.

Aired: 10/01/21

Rating: NR

Problems Playing Video? | Closed Captioning

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