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Pearl M. Hart (April 7, 1890 - March 22, 1975)

Pearl M. Hart was a Chicago attorney notable for her work defending oppressed minority groups. Hart was the first woman in Chicago to be appointed Public Defender in the Morals Court.
Born: April 7, 1890, Traverse City, Michigan, United States
Died: March 22, 1975, United States of America
Education: John Marshall Law School
Lived: 2821 N Pine Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, USA (41.93357, -87.64111)
Find A Grave Memorial# 101046635
Partner: Valerie Taylor (1963–1975)

School: The John Marshall Law School (315 S Plymouth Ct, Chicago, IL 60604) is a law school in Chicago, Illinois, that was founded in 1899 and accredited by the American Bar Association in 1951. The school was named for the influential XIX-century U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall. Pearl M. Hart (1890–1975), Chicago attorney notable for her work defending oppressed minority groups, was the first woman in Chicago to be appointed Public Defender in the Morals Court. Most notably, she represented children, women, immigrants, lesbians, and gay men, often without fee or for a nominal fee. She attended the John Marshall Law School and was admitted to the Illinois State Bar in 1914.

Queer Places, Vol. 1.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
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House: Pearl Hart, lawyer, social justice advocate, and long-time gay-rights activist lived in the Lakeview neighborhood. Pearl Hart was a founding member and board member of the National Lawyers Guild, the Committee to Defend the Foreign-Born, and the Portes Cancer Preservation Clinic.

Address: 2821 N Pine Grove Ave, Chicago, IL 60657, USA (41.93357, -87.64111)
LGBTQ-friendly Bookstore: Unabridged Books (3251 North Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657)

Life
Who: Pearl Minnie Harchovsky (April 7, 1890 - March 22, 1975) aka Pearl M. Hart and Valerie Taylor (September 7, 1913 – October 22, 1997)
Pearl M. Hart was an ardent defender of gay rights, appearing on behalf of many victims of entrapment and harassment, often without fee or for minimal fee. She worked for anti-entrapment laws and the right to privacy. She was involved in the founding and work of the present Mattachine Society as well as its predecessor and focused on the Chicago Police Department and its historic entrapment of gays. Valerie Taylor was an American author of books published in the lesbian pulp fiction genre, as well as poetry and novels after the "golden age" of lesbian pulp fiction. She was born Velma Nacella Young and also published as Nacella Young, Francine Davenport, and Velma Tate. Her publishers included Naiad Press, Banned Books, Universal, Gold Medal Books, Womanpress, Ace and Midwood-Tower. In 1965 she met Pearl Hart, another founder of Mattachine Midwest. They were together until 1975 when Hart died. Taylor lived in an apartment at 540 W Surf St, Chicago, IL 60657, around the corner from Hart, the heart of the" gay ghetto" of Chicago at that time, but close to Hart. Not being an immediate family member, Taylor was not allowed to visit Hart in the hospital as she was dying and missed being able to tell her goodbye. She had to appeal to a friend of Hart's but by the time she was able to see her, Hart was in a coma. When Pearl Hart died in February, 1975, Taylor moved to 3356 N Claremont Ave, Chicago, IL 60618, but soon after she moved again to Margaretville, New York, in October 1975 to be near friends Hank and Ada Mayer's Catskills farm. In 1979, she moved again to Tucson, initially at the guest house of La Casa Nuestra (2433 N Dodge Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716), a private lesbian club, but then, in 1980, to 3751 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716, where she lived until hospitalized after a fall on October 10, 1997. She died on October 22, 1997, in a Tucson hospice.

Queer Places, Vol. 1.1: Retracing the Steps of LGBTQ people around the World
ISBN-13: 978-1532901904 (CreateSpace-Assigned)
ISBN-10: 1532901909
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Amazon print: http://www.amazon.com/dp/1532901909/?tag=elimyrevandra-20
Amazon kindle: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01IZ1BU9K/?tag=elimyrevandra-20



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