In 1978, Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man ever elected to public office in the US, was assassinated by a former colleague on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. A new film starring Sean Penn is being released to mark the 30th anniversary of his death. Kojo Nnamdi Show Managing Producer talked with human rights activist Cleve Jones, one of Milk’s real-life surviving friends who served as a historical consultant on the movie.


  • Cleve Jones Historical consultant on Milk: The Movie; gay rights activist; creator of the NAMES Project and the National AIDS Memorial Quilt; author of "Stitching a Revolution" and community organizer

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