Kevin McGruder is Associate Professor of History at Antioch College. His interest in community formation led to a career in community development, with positions that included Program Director at Local Initiatives Support Corporation, Director of Real Estate Development with the Abyssinian Development Corporation (Harlem), and Executive Director of Gay Men of African Descent (New York City). Since the early 1990s he has been a member of the Other Countries, a New York City-based Black gay men’s writing collective that has published three anthologies, Other Countries: Black Gay Voices (1988), Sojourner: Black Gay Voices in the Age of AIDS (1993), and Voices Rising: Celebrating 20 years of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Writing (2007). He is author of Race and Real Estate: Conflict and Cooperation in Harlem, 1890-1920, and Philip Payton: The Father of Black Harlem, and editor of Home at Last: The Collected Writings of AIDS Journalist LeRoy Whitfield.
September 14 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
To Be Heard in Print: Black Gay Writers in 1980s New York