Thank you for honoring the life and legacy of

Clyde E. Gumbs

We are accepting donations for the Clyde Gumbs Memorial Fund in lieu of flowers. Your tax deductible donation will go toward supporting the education of Clyde’s children and descendants, his book project – Without Apology: In Honor of Black Women, and the educational projects he was working on at the time of his transition. For more information and check options see below or contact Alexis Pauline Gumbs at

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Clyde values education very highly. We are grateful that his impact and legacy is able to continue to support the education of his children for generations. Clyde’s youngest son is in his second year of college and his first granddaughter is in her first year of life. Your contribution to their educations and the future children in his lineage and legacy is greatly appreciated.

All proceeds from book sales will go to the Education Fund

Without Apology

without_apology_coversmClyde’s book, Without Apology: In Honor of Black Women, is complete and in the final design phase. Your contribution will support it to be published and shared broadly as he intended. Without Apology is a series of poems celebrating the resilience, power and creativity of Black women.  What makes these poems unique is that they are written by a Black man, but offered in the first person voice of the women depicted in the poems.  Instead of praising Black women for their value to the lives of other people, these poems unapologetically assert the power of Black women in their own voices and on their own terms.  For more information and to hear Clyde and Alexis being interviewed about the project visit the website for the book at

Alexis Pauline Gumbs is the co-editor of the anthology Revolutionary Mothering: Love on the Front Lines (PM Press) and the author of the forthcoming book Spill: Fugitive Scenes (Duke University Press). For more about Alexis visit


Clyde’s favorite poets

Community Education Programs

Clyde self-identified as a Black Feminist and an advocate for all people to refine and grow their core values. His collaboration with his children on a nation-wide project to create educational programs that could be used in schools continues. The program is grounded in Clyde’s values and the values that his father, Jeremiah Gumbs lived and taught. Clyde wrote a book about the values he saw in his father’s life called The Seven Seeds. Your contribution will continue this work as well.


Donation Options

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Payable to: Allied Media Projects
NOTE: Clyde Gumbs Memorial for Mobile Homecoming

Mail to:
811 9th Street
Suite 120-136
Durham, NC 27705

Donation Details

Alexis will administer these programs through her existing organization Mobile Homecoming which is fiscally sponsored by Allied Media Projects (AMP). You can make a one time donation or be a Monthly Sustainer by signing up for recurring contribution. AMP is an awesome organization that Alexis has been collaborating with for over 10 years. AMP cultivates media strategies for a more just, creative and collaborative world. Your tax deductible donation will go through Allied Media Projects who will disburse them for the purpose of this Clyde Gumbs Memorial and Mobile Homecoming collaboration. You can contribute with the link below or with a check.

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