Not in My Family: AIDS in the African-American Community (Paperback)

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In this landmark collection of personal essays, stories, brief memoirs, and polemics, a broad swath of black Americans unite to bear witness to the devastation AIDS has wrought on their community. Not in My Family marks a new willingness on the part of black Americans whether prominent figures from the worlds of politics, entertainment, or sports, or just ordinary folks with extraordinary stories to face the scourge that has affected them disproportionately for years. Editor Gil Robertson has enlisted a remarkable group of contributors, including performers like Patti LaBelle, Mo Nique, and Hill Harper; bestselling authors like Randall Robinson and Omar Tyree; political leaders like Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders; religious leaders like Rev. Calvin Butts, and many, many more.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781932841244
ISBN-10: 1932841245
Publisher: Agate Publishing
Publication Date: November 1st, 2006
Pages: 321
Language: English