Not In My Family: AIDS in the African-American Community (softcover)
Product DescriptionEdited by Gil L. Robertson IV
Including personal essays by Rev. Calvin Butts - Hill Harper - Jesse Jackson Jr. - Patti LaBelle - Mo'Nique - Sheryl Lee Ralph - Dr. Joycelyn Elders - Rev. Al Sharpton - Omar Tyree - and many more.
The most important book ever published about African American and AIDS
"There is no question that African Americans and other minority communities are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS in this country. Telling our stories and reading the personal stories of others may help to demystify AIDS and personalize its devastating impact in our community, as well as encourage us to become personally involved in preventing it." - Shirley Franklin, Mayor, Atlanta
In this landmark collection of personal essays, stories, brief memoirs, and polemics, a broad swath of black Americans unite to bear witness to the devastation AIDS has wrought on their community. Not in My Family marks a new willingness on the part of black Americans—whether prominent figures from the worlds of politics, entertainment, or sports, or just ordinary folks with extraordinary stories — to face the scourge that has affected them disproportionately for years. Editor Gil Robertson has enlisted a remarkable group of contributors, including performers like Patti LaBelle, Mo’Nique, and Hill Harper; bestselling authors like Randall Robinson and Omar Tyree; political leaders like Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. and former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Joycelyn Elders; religious leaders like Rev. Calvin Butts, and many, many more.