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In the Life of Joseph Beam

Kevin J. Mumford

in "Not Straight, Not White": Black Gay Men from the March on Washington to the AIDS Crisis

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781469626840
eISBN:
9781469628073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469626840.003.0006
Subject:
History, African-American History

Into the 1980s, with the rise of black lesbian feminism, black gay activists too explored myriad lives at the intersection of social difference. Joseph Beam joined the thriving gay community in ... More


Loneliness: Black Gay Longing in the Work of Essex Hemphill

Darius Bost

in Evidence of Being: The Black Gay Cultural Renaissance and the Politics of Violence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226589794
eISBN:
9780226589961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226589961.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This chapter explores diverse constructions of loneliness in the work of Essex Hemphill, especially in his elegies to his contemporary, black gay writer and activist, Joseph Beam. It theorizes ... More


Epilogue: Afterimage

Darius Bost

in Evidence of Being: The Black Gay Cultural Renaissance and the Politics of Violence

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226589794
eISBN:
9780226589961
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226589961.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

This epilogue revisits some of the book’s major arguments by analyzing a photograph taken by black gay activist Joseph Beam, alongside a poem that Other Countries co-founder Daniel Garrett wrote in ... More


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