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“Not Straight, Not White: Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis,” by Kevin Mumford

Cynthia Wu, associate professor of transnational studies and associate director of the UB Center for Disability Studies

“Not Straight, Not White: Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis,” by Kevin Mumford

“Historian Kevin Mumford provides an extensively researched and thoroughly readable account of the activism and culture-making of mid-to-late-20th-century black gay men. The book refutes the tendency to pathologize African-American cultures for purportedly harboring a more pronounced homophobia or misogyny than can be found among white Americans. It also challenges accompanying presumptions that LGBT African-Americans were marginal in racial liberation movements.”