Digital Transgender Archive

Valda Prout Oral History

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"Today, Valda lives in a small apartment just north of Logan Circle in Washington DC, a short walk from the African American Civil War Memorial, which honors the more than 200,000 black soldiers who fought for the Union in the Civil War. She stays busy attending transgender meetings, visiting with her large group of friends, and staying in touch with her two nieces. It’s hard to imagine a better way to spend two hours than listening to her stories, which she peppers with expressions like 'I’m going to tell you truthfully', 'You hear what I said?', and 'Oh, I digress'."

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