Poster, Silence = Death

Poster, Silence = Death

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Description
Activists directed much of their rage at the Reagan administration; the president remained largely silent about the epidemic until 1987 when he declared AIDS “public health enemy number one.” The SILENCE=DEATH emblem, adopted that same year by the AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP), was a call to change tactics, since neither silence nor community self-reliance had stopped the deaths. The pink triangle was a symbol of the gay rights movement.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
Poster
Date made
1987
Physical Description
paper (overall material)
black; white; red (overall color)
Measurements
overall: 33 1/2 in x 22 in; 85.09 cm x 55.88 cm
ID Number
1988.0537.04
catalog number
1988.0537.04
accession number
1988.0537
Credit Line
Avram Finkelstein
subject
HIV-AIDS
LGBTQ Rights
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Political and Military History: Political History, General History Collection
Princeton Posters
Government, Politics, and Reform
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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