Ethelene Whitmire

Ethelene Whitmire is a professor at the University of Wisconsin – Madison’s Department of Afro-American Studies and a former Fulbright scholar at the University of Copenhagen. She is writing a book, Searching for Utopia: African Americans in 20th Century Denmark.

Stories By Ethelene Whitmire

The Gay Black American Who Stared Down Nazis in the Name of Love

One of the most brilliant minds of the Harvard class of ’35, Reed Edwin Peggram met his soulmate on the eve of World War II and risked everything to stay by his side.