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

Dan Royles


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 co ... More

Keywords: Activism, African American history, African diaspora, Black freedom struggle, Epidemics, Health politics, HIV/AIDS, Sexuality, Social movements

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9781469661339
Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: September 2021 DOI:10.5149/northcarolina/9781469661339.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dan Royles, author
Florida International University