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February 7, 2022 @ 6:30 pm

In-Person | To Make the Wounded Whole: An Evening with Dan Royles


February 7, 2022
6:30 pm


Books & Books
265 Aragon Avenue
Coral Gables, FL 33134 US
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Books & Books and FIU’s Steven J. Green School of International & Public Affairs present…

An Evening with Dan Royles


To Make the Wounded Whole:

The African American Struggle Against Hiv/AIDS

(University of North Carolina Press, $34.95)

Monday, February 7, 6:30 PM ET


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About the Book:

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 constellation of activists, including medical professionals, Black gay intellectuals, church pastors, Nation of Islam leaders, recovering drug users, and Black feminists who pursued a wide array of grassroots approaches to slow the epidemic’s spread and address its impacts. Through interlinked stories from Philadelphia and Atlanta to South Africa and back again, Royles documents the diverse, creative, and global work of African American activists in the decades-long battle against HIV/AIDS.


About the Author:

DAN ROYLES is an Assistant Professor of History at Florida International University in Miami, where he teaches courses on United States, African American, LGBTQ, public, and oral history. His first book, To Make the Wounded Whole: The African American Struggle against HIV/AIDS, was published in 2020 by University of North Carolina Press.