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Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture

South Carolina AIDS Education Network (SCAEN)

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Mommie, what do I take to a war on AIDS?, 1988

Hairstylist DiAna DiAna and Dr. Brandi Sumpter founded South Carolina AIDS Education Network (SCAEN) to reach southern black women with information about AIDS for themselves and their families. By placing a rifle in the hands of the child pictured here, the activists suggested the gravity of the AIDS epidemic.

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Black and white drawing of an African American girl in a dress, holding a shotgun in one hand and AIDS informational booklets in the other.