Surviving & Thriving: AIDS, Politics, and Culture
The Names Project AIDS Candlelight Memorial March, 1992
In 1986, Cleve Jones of San Francisco stitched a quilt panel to memorialize a friend he had lost to AIDS. This began one of the world’s largest memorials for those who died from AIDS. By 1992, the AIDS Memorial Quilt had a panel from each state in the country. By 2012, the quilt had grown to more than 48,000 panels.