Distinguished Historian Speaks at Gustavus

October 11, 2010 at 78:30 p.m.Calendar Icon

TimeOctober 11, 2010 at 78:30 p.m.
LocationSSC 101

The Gustavus History Department is pleased to host distinguished historian Kevin Mumford who will deliver a public lecture titled "Untangling Pathology: Black Gay History before Stonewall."

Professor Mumford teaches at the University of Iowa, where he serves as Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of History, and is an Organization of American Historians Distinguished Lecturer. His fascinating research focuses on the history of race and social inequality in the United States, including "the intersection of race and sexuality." As part of that work he has embarked on an important oral history project "aimed at recovering the contributions of black gay, homosexual, or bisexual men to the U.S. Civil Rights Movement." Among his numerous publications is the book-length study Interzones: Black/White Sex Districts in Chicago and New York in the Early Twentieth Century. There will be an opportunity for questions and answers following his lecture. Free and open to the public.

PostedApr 17, 2019