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September-October 2008

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On June 5, at its annual dinner, the Harvard Gay & Lesbian Caucus presented its Founding Father Award to historian Martin Duberman, who was introduced by his former student Tim McCarthy, now a history lecturer at Harvard. What follows is a transcript of this introduction and Martin Duberman’s remarks, which he offered without notes.

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times willfully unacademic, Reading Boyishly plots its course as: “Ancient boys, aged children, adolescent gentlemen: I dish them up as boyish cuisine… My book is puerile, a depreciative term meaning merely boyish.”

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Born a red diaper baby (the child of Communists) on a chicken farm in New Jersey, Ian began playing the piano at three, wrote her first song at twelve, and was performing at hootenannies in New York’s Greenwich Village one year later. At fourteen, this wunderkind walked into pop producer Shadow Morton’s office, and the very next week she recorded her controversial folk ballad about interracial dating, “Society’s Child.”

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