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. Touch 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. Kiyoshi Kuromiya (here, next to this marker); Barbara Jordan (a few steps from this marker); Fereydoun Farrokhzad (within shouting distance of this marker); Rikki Streicher (within shouting distance of this marker); Glenn Burke (within shouting distance of this marker); Sally Ride (within shouting distance of this marker); We'wha (within shouting distance of this marker); José Sarria (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map 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.
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
Categories. • Charity & Public Work • Science & Medicine •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on September 26, 2016, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.