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Drop-In Book Club: "Harvey Milk: His Lives and Death" by Lillian Faderman

  • Jewish Community Library 1835 Ellis St San Francisco, CA, 94115 US (map)
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Contextualizing the local icon—eloquent, charismatic, and a smart-aleck—in a Jewish milieu, this biography chronicles Milk’s upbringing and careers before he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors in 1977, positioning himself as a champion of the gay community, racial minorities, women, working people, the disabled, and senior citizens. His assassination at the age of forty-eight made him the most famous gay leader in
modern history. Led by Jim Van Buskirk.