Gary L. Lemons (English, Univ. of South Florida) has published his new book, Womanist Forefathers: Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. Du Bois, with SUNY Press. Professor Lemons traces the origins of contemporary African-American male feminist thought to the “pro-womanist” stances of Douglass and DuBois.
Lemons also is the author of Black Male Outsider: Teaching As a Pro-Feminist Man, A Memoir (SUNY Press 2008). In the Introduction to that book, one sentence stopped me flat: ”I have learned that it is better to love justice than to love manhood.”