Martin Duberman: Waiting to Land   Leave a comment


This Thursday, at 5:00 p.m., Woman-Stirred Radio and Merry Gangemi welcome Martin Duberman, Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus at Lehman College and the Graduate School of the City University of New York.

They will discuss Duberman’s latest (and third) memoir: Waiting to Land: A (Mostly) Political Memoir 1985-2008. (The New Press, 2009).

Duberman is prolific writer, with more than twenty books to his name, including: James Russell Lowell (a National Book Award finalist), Paul Robeson, Stonewall, Cures: A Gay Man’s Odyssey, and his edited collection of essays, The Antislavery Vanguard. His play In White America won the Vernon Rice/Drama Desk Award for Best Off-Broadway Production in 1963. In 2007 he published The Worlds of Lincoln Kirstein, abiography of the man who was the force behind George Balanchine’s New York City Ballet

Waiting to Land: A (Mostly) Political Memoir 1985-2008, interweaves diary entries with letters and reflections written in 2008. It is an important document in its reflections and analysis of the more recent years of the gay Rights movement in America. Howard Zinn notes that Duberman “is known for his unique combination of talents… a distinguished historian, a talented writer, and an impassioned advocate of gays and other beleaguered members of the human community.”

So please tune in or stream it live, tomorrow, Thursday, December 3rd at 5 p.m. to Woman-Stirred Radio on WGDR, Central Vermont’s community radio station.

Want to join the discussion? Call 802.454.7762.

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