#7) The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson
May 3, 2021
“The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson” is a documentary highlighting the life and “mysterious” death of Marsha P. Johnson. Johnson was an African-American and transgender LGBTQ+ activist who attended many rallies and protests throughout her life. Shortly after attending a Gay Pride parade in 1992, Johnson was pronounced dead. The film investigates her death and many other similar deaths that are suspected to be the result of hate crimes, but were dismissed by the police as “suicides.” “The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson” teaches its audience about hate crimes faced by both the African-American and LBGTQ+ communities, Johnson’s life and legacy as an advocate, and the ongoing battle for equal rights.