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Name of Creator:Bush, John E.
Title: John E. Bush papers
Reference Code:M177
Location Code:66/2
Extent:.15 cubic ft. (1 box)
Scope and Content Abstract:The John E. Bush papers document Bush's administrational and editorial activities within the National Association of Black and White Men Together and Men of All Colors Together Boston between 1980 and 2005. The collection contains Bush's curriculum vitae in addition to materials related to both organizations, including essays on race, sexuality and identity, newspaper clippings and the NABWMT's eighth annual convention program and twenty-fifth anniversary journal.
Historical Abstract:John E. Bush is a co-founder of Men of All Colors Together Boston (MACT) and served as a co-chair of National Association of Black and White Men Together (NABWMT) in 1988. He edited newsletters for both organizations, as well as the Boston Bar Study, an examination of the institutionalized racism in Boston's gay and lesbian bars, and “Reflections,” a collection of meditative essays by NABWMT members. MACT, a chapter of NABWMT, is the East Coast's oldest interracial gay organization. MACT engages in activism to address racism, sexism, homophobia, HIV/AIDS discrimination and other inequities.
Language and Scripts:Materials entirely in English.
System of Arrangement:Arranged in one alphabetical sequence.
Subjects and Contributors:
  • Bush, John E.

  • Men of All Colors Together Boston
  • National Association of Black and White Men Together

  • Gay male couples -- Massachusetts -- Boston
  • Gay men -- Societies and clubs
  • African American gays -- Massachusetts -- Boston

Conditions Governing Access:The collection is unrestricted.
Immediate Source of Acquisition:Received from John E. Bush in 2010.
Related Archival Materials:

Men of All Colors Together Boston (M68)

Processor:Finding aid prepared by Chelsea Gunn, March 16, 2011