Remembering Joseph Ileto

Description (Brief):

Matthew Shepard was a college student, targeted for being gay, robbed, and brutally murdered in Laramie, Wyoming, in 1998. This is one of many T-shirts sent to the Shepards after their son's murder.

Description (Brief)

White short sleeved tee shirt, size XL. Front of tee shirt features a circular graphic with an image of Joseph Ileto and the words "Remembering Joseph Ileto" repeated in the background. The back of the tee shirt features an acrostic poem printed in blue and black using the name "Joseph Ileto. Join our struggle, Educate, Prevent Hate, Instill Love, Equality, Tolerance for Others."

Date Made: 1999

Maker: Fruit of the Loom

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: LGBTQ RightsLGBTQGay Rights


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Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Dennis and Judy Shepard

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2019.0004.08Catalog Number: 2019.0004.08Accession Number: 2019.0004

Object Name: tee shirt

Physical Description: cotton (overall material)Measurements: overall: 31 in x 38 3/4 in; 78.74 cm x 98.425 cm


Record Id: nmah_1935140

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