Homosexuality, A.I.D.S and Voodoo

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1960s & '70s

Wintrell Pittman

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Homosexuality, A.I.D.S. and Voodoo is the story of the Jackson family, growing up in the rough and tumble housing projects of Memphis, TN. during the climax of the Civil Rights Movement. Two of the family members both contract the deadly A.I.D.S. virus at a time when very little was known about it. Dealing with that and other major issues causes the family to almost break apart.


LGBT, Melodrama, Religious, Drama,

Short Summary

The story picks up with the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, (the family lived less than a mile from where he was killed) and then we watch as the Jackson family deals with domestic abuse, homosexuality and bullying. All of these are major issues in any generation, especially the 70's.


Memphis, TN

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Internal Journey/Rebirth

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Meaningful Message, Happy Ending, Philosophical Questions

Mature Audience Themes

Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity, Sexual Abuse

Main Character Details

Name: Ray Jackson

Age: 31

Gender: Male

Role: Antagonist

Key Traits: Gracious, Adventurous, Blunt, Charming, Complex, Flexible, Funny, Empathetic, Engaging, Faithful, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities

Additional Character Details

Name: Mrs. Jackson

Age: 50

Gender: Female

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Heroic, Religious, Underdog, Blunt, Complex, Faithful, Charming, Empathetic, Engaging, Flexible, Strong Moral Code, Aggressive, Badass, Outspoken, Selfless, Unapologetic, Beautiful, Gracious

Additional Character Details

Name: Lawrence Jackson

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Aggressive, Charming, Complex, Decisive, Secretive

Additional Character Details

Name: Jerome Jackson

Age: 33

Gender: Male

Role: Emotional

Key Traits: Adventurous, Outspoken, Crazy, Educated, Extraordinary Powers and Abilities, Aspiring, Beautiful, Charming, Clumsy, Complex, Funny, Heartthrob, Skillful

About The Author

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Year Published: 2008

Hard Copy Available



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