Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture
Washington remembers, October 8th and 9th, 1988, 1988
The AIDS Memorial Quilt was first displayed in the nation’s capital in 1987. Containing nearly 2,000 panels, it drew more than half a million visitors, which prompted a nationwide tour. When the quilt returned to Washington, DC, the following year, the number of panels had quadrupled.