Past Features

May 19, 2008 (Vol. 7, No. 9)

Distinguished Professor Emeritus to be Honored at Harvard Dinner

Martin Duberman
Professor Martin Duberman

The Harvard Gay and Lesbian Caucus (HGLC) will present Lehman's Distinguished Professor of History Emeritus Dr. Martin Duberman with the Founding Father Award for his contributions in the area of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) studies. The award ceremony will take place on June 5 at the Caucusí annual commencement dinner.

The HGLC noted in its announcement that Professor Duberman, an historian, activist, and educator, has dedicated his career to the lives of those who have been "hidden from history," including gays and lesbians, the poor and working class, and African Americans and other minorities. He founded and served as the first director (1986-1996) of the Center for Gay and Lesbian Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center, which was the first such research center in the nation.

Professor Duberman, who earned his doctorate from Harvard, is the author or editor of more than twenty books and plays, including Charles Francis Adams (winner of the Bancroft Prize); James Russell Lowell (finalist for the National Book Award); Paul Robeson (winner of the George Freedley Memorial Award); White America (winner of the Drama Desk Award); Left Out: The Politics of Exclusion, Essays 1964–2002; Black Mountain: An Exploration in Community; Stonewall; Cures: A Gay Man’s Odyssey; and the novel Haymarket. His most recent biography, The Worlds of Lincoln Kirstein, was published last year.