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ISBN-10: 1469661330
ISBN-13: 9781469661339
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date: 09/14/2020
Dimensions: 9.21" L, 6.14" W, 0.74" H

To Make the Wounded Whole: The African American Struggle Against Hiv/AIDS

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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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Royles's project is of grand and urgent scope. He writes a history of African American reactions to HIV/AIDS over the past 40 years–historicizing protest, conspiracy, denial, structural inequity, and countless forms of bias–while also capturing a movement in progress. . . . To Make the Wounded Whole–with its seven case studies on moments in the movement, each detailed, finely researched, and compassionately written–engages in a rich conversation about Black activism within the AIDS epidemic across almost half a century.–Los Angeles Review of Books

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ISBN-10: 1469661330
ISBN-13: 9781469661339
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press
Publish Date: 09/14/2020
Dimensions: 9.21" L, 6.14" W, 0.74" H
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