Book ID: CBB139646090

To Make the Wounded Whole: The African American Struggle against HIV/AIDS (2020)


Royles, Dan (Author)

The University of North Carolina Press

Publication Date: 2020
Physical Details: 332
Language: English

In the decades since it was identified in 1981, HIV/AIDS has devastated African American communities. Members of those communities mobilized to fight the epidemic and its consequences from the beginning of the AIDS activist movement. They struggled not only to overcome the stigma and denial surrounding a "white gay disease" in Black America, but also to bring resources to struggling communities that were often dismissed as too "hard to reach." To Make the Wounded Whole offers the first history of African American AIDS activism in all of its depth and breadth. Dan Royles introduces a diverse constellation of activists, including medical professionals, Black gay intellectuals, church pastors, Nation of Islam leaders, recovering drug users, and Black feminists who pursued a wide array of grassroots approaches to slow the epidemic's spread and address its impacts. Through interlinked stories from Philadelphia and Atlanta to South Africa and back again, Royles documents the diverse, creative, and global work of African American activists in the decades-long battle against HIV/AIDS.

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Authors & Contributors
McKay, Richard A.
Brier, Jennifer M.
Power, Jennifer
Molyneux, Catherine
Geissler, P. Wenzel
Kazanjian, Powel H.
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences
Health and History
Medical History
Journal of Social Issues
Gender and History
University of North Carolina Press
ANU E Press
Berghahn Books
Queen's University (Canada)
Cambridge University Press
University of Chicago Press
Public health
AIDS (disease)
Human immunodeficiency viruses (HIV)
Infectious diseases
Disease and diseases
Ladoo, Harold Sonny
Cassin, Frieda
Kincaid, Jamaica
Rosenberg, Charles E.
Time Periods
20th century, late
21st century
20th century
18th century
19th century
United States
South Africa
North America
New Zealand

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