The Secret Epidemic: The Story of AIDS And Black America

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Anchor Books, 2005 - Political Science - 307 pages
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An investigation and social history of the AIDS epidemic among African Americans traces how the disease moved into and became pervasive throughout the black community and discusses the contributions of the public health system, the church, urban renewal, and the politics of race. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.

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Journalist Levenson (Vibe, the Oxford American) received an Open Society Institute grant to research this book, which he terms "an exploration of the interior experience of the black AIDS epidemic ... Read full review

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Jacob Levenson has written about AIDS for Vibe, The Oxford American, and Mother Jones, and he received a grant from the Open Society Institute to work on this book. Levenson studied at the University of California, Berkeley, and he received a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University. He lives in Brooklyn.

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