San Francisco in San Francisco City and County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
AIDS Memorial Quilt
AIDS Memorial Quilt
Location. 37° 45.797′ N, 122° 26.073′ W. Marker is in San Francisco, California, in San Francisco City and County. Marker is on Market Street east of Castro Street, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2362 Market Street, San Francisco CA 94114, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Officer Jane Warner (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Virginia Woolf (about 400 feet away); The Rainbow Flag (about 500 feet away); Harvey Milk (about 500 feet away); Castro Street Historical Timeline (about 500 feet away); Jane Addams (about 500 feet away); Tennessee Williams (about 600 feet away); James Baldwin (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in San Francisco.
Also see . . . History of The NAMES Project Foundation. ...The initial idea for The AIDS Memorial Quilt came to our founder Cleve Jones at a 1985 candlelight march to honor the memory of San Francisco Supervisor Harvey Milk and Mayor George Moscone, both assassinated in 1978. While planning the march, Jones learned that more than 1,000 San Franciscans
At the end of the march, Jones and other participants taped the placards to the walls of the San Francisco Federal Building. It was this action, the creation of a wall of names with its resemblance to a patchwork quilt, which gave birth to the idea for The AIDS Memorial Quilt and eventually, The NAMES Project Foundation.... (Submitted on September 26, 2016.)
Additional keywords. LGBT, epidemic
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