Professor's Documentary, "Screaming Queens," to Air June 27 on Southern California PBS Station KOCE
Pomona College professor Victor Silverman's award-winning documentary, Screaming Queens: The Riot at Compton's Cafeteria, will air at 10 p.m., June 27 on Orange County-based PBS TV station KOCE.
The documentary tells the story of the first known act of militant transsexual resistance to social oppression. In 1966, transgender street prostitutes in San Francisco’s impoverished Tenderloin district fought back against a police raid at Compton’s Cafeteria, a popular all-night neighborhood hang-out.
Screaming Queens is written and directed by Silverman, an associate professor of history at Pomona College, and Susan Stryker, a renowned scholar of transgender history. It recently received a Northern California Emmy Award for "Outstanding Achievement, Historical/Cultural Program Special."
KOCE is one of the most-watched PBS stations in the nation, reaching more than 5 million households in Orange County, Los Angeles County, and beyond.