Conservative resistance to government funding for AIDS education was racialized and sexualized.
Author: Dan Royles
Interview by Dan Royles Dagmawi Woubshet’s The Calendar of Loss (Johns Hopkins, 2015) examines the politics of mourning in the early years of the AIDS epidemic both in the United States and Ethiopia. The book details the ways in which early AIDS mourners used poetry, obituaries, visual art, and direct action protest both to commemorate […]
As historians, how does the past speak to us, and when it does, how do we listen?
AIDS in black America is not only the result of poverty and inequality, but also reinforces racial inequities by constraining black opportunity.
In the early days of the AIDS epidemic gay men struggled to reconcile 1970s sexual openness with the growing danger of a deadly disease.