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Black Gay Genius: A Conversation with Steven G. Fullwood

  • Union Theological Seminary 3041 Broadway New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

I will be in conversation with Steven G. Fullwood publisher and co-editor of Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam's Call, about the life and legacy of Joseph Beam. Join us for a special reading and discussion.  RSVP by responding to the Facebook event here.

Celebrate the publication of Black Gay Genius: Answering Joseph Beam's Call, conceived and coedited by Charles Stephens and Steven G. Fullwood. The book was born out of a series of conversations, panel discussions, debates, and dinners with friends, colleagues and comrades over the years, assessing the impact and legacy of Joseph Beam and the writers of the In the Life generation. This anthology aims to bring that dazzling history of the black gay arts movement of the 1980s front and center to contemporary Black gay life. Black Gay Genius consists of over 50 writers, scholars, and activists responding to In the Life and the influence of Joseph Beam. 

Steven G. Fullwood is the former curator of the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. He was the director of the "In the Life Archive," a project devoted to acquiring and preserving historical materials created by and about LGBTQ life of people of African descent. Fullwood holds a BA in English and Broadcasting from the University of Toledo and an MLS from Clark Atlanta University.