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Black and White Men Together Records
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Description
The collection consists of the organizational records of the International Association of Black and White Men Togther; National Association of Black and White Men Together; and regional chapters of Black and White Men Together (BWMT), Men of All Colors Together (MACT), and People of All Colors Together (PACT), 1981-2014. BWMT, MACT, and PACT engage 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. Renamed in 1986 as the National Association of Black and White Men Together, the organization, as of 2015, remains a nationwide network of Black and White Men Together, Men of All Colors Together (MACT), and People of All Colors Together (PACT) chapters that fosters supportive environments wherein racial and cultural barriers can be overcome. BWMT, MCAT, and PCAT engage in educational, political, cultural and social activities as a means of dealing with racism, sexism, homophobia, and HIV/AIDS discrimination.
Extent
2.6 Linear Feet 2 archives boxes + 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.