Martin Duberman

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Martin Bauml Duberman (born August 6, 1930) is an American historian, biographer, playwright, and gay rights activist.



Duberman is Professor of History Emeritus at the Graduate School of the City University of New York and Lehman College.[citation needed]


In 1968, he signed the “Writers and Editors War Tax Protest” pledge, vowing to refuse tax payments in protest against the Vietnam War.[1] Founder and first director (1986-1996) of the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies at the CUNY Graduate School. Member of founding boards of the National Lesbian and Gay Task Force and Lambda Legal Defense Fund. Board Member of Queers for Economic Justice, 2002–05.


He has written more than 25 books, on such subjects as James Russell Lowell (a National Book Award finalist[citation needed]), Charles Francis Adams, Sr. (Bancroft Prize winner[citation needed]), Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community, Paul Robeson,[2] the Stonewall riots,[3] Howard Zinn,[citation needed] and the Haymarket affair,[4] The Martin Duberman Reader-2013 and the memoir Cures: A Gay Man's Odyssey.[citation needed] His play In White America won the Vernon Rice/Drama Desk Award for Best Off-Broadway Production in 1963.[citation needed] He also won three Lambda Awards one for Hold Tight Gently: Michael Callen, Essex Hemphill, and the Battlefield of AIDS in 2015 and two for Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past, an anthology he co-edited; a special award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters for his "contributions to literature",[5] Founding Father award, HGLC, 2008, Bill Whitehead Award, 2009, Disting. Writing award, The Antioch Review, 2010.


  1. ^ "Writers and Editors War Tax Protest". New York Post. January 30, 1968. 
  2. ^ Duberman, Martin (May 1, 1995). Paul Robeson. The New Press. p. 880. ISBN 156584288X. 
  3. ^ Duberman, Martin (1993). Stonewall. Dutton Books. ISBN 9780525936022. 
  4. ^ Duberman, Martin (2004). Haymarket: A Novel. Seven Stories Press. 
  5. ^ "Our Founding". CLAGS. Archived from the original on August 8, 2011. Retrieved August 5, 2015. 

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