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AIDS Memorial Quilt on the National Mall in Washington DC

By May 16, 2012

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This summer, the AIDS Memorial Quilt will be on display in Washington, DC as part of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and during The International AIDS Conference. The Quilt was conceived in November of 1985 by long-time San Francisco gay rights activist Cleve Jones. It was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 1989, and is today the largest community art project in the world. The Quilt serves as a memorial for those who have died of AIDS and as a community project to educate the public about the devastating impact of the disease. Read more and see photos of the AIDS Memorial Quilt.

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