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Finding aid to the Black and White Men Together records, 1981-2006 Coll2012.171
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Description
The collection consists of the organizational records of the International Association, National Association, and regional chapters of Black and White Men Together, 1981-2006. Most of the records comprise those compiled by Charles Stewart as co-chair of the International Association, 1982-1983, and as a member of the Los Angeles chapter, 1981-1984. The collection also includes awards collected by former member and National Association co-chair Paul Cloutier and some post-1984 regional and national files by member Ken Pavlick. Black and White Men Together engages in educational, political, cultural and social activities as a means of dealing with racism, sexism, homophobia, and HIV/AIDS discrimination.
Background
Founder Mike Smith began the first Black and White Men Together (BWMT) group in San Francisco in January 1980. Over the summer, groups emerged in Chicago, Boston, and New York, and by the next year, chapters had sprung up in 30 cities across the United States as well as in 3 international locations. The first BWMT conference occurred in San Francisco in 1981 out of which formed the International Association of Black and White Men Together (IABWMT).
Extent
1.6 linear feet. 1 archives box + 1 archives carton
Restrictions
All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the ONE Archivist. Permission for publication is given on behalf of ONE National Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open to researchers. There are no access restrictions.