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The Silence = Death Project, color lithograph, 1987


By "In 1987, six gay activists in New York formed the Silence = Death Project; the six men who created the project later joined the protest group ACT UP and offered the logo to the group, with which it remains closely identified. The pink triangle was established as a pro-gay symbol by activists in the United States during the 1970s; the symbol of the pink triangle, usually turned upright rather than inverted, was a conscious attempt to transform a symbol of humiliation into one of solidarity and resistance. By the outset of the AIDS epidemic, it was well-entrenched as a symbol of gay pride and liberation" (extract from Encyclopedia of AIDS) [Public domain or Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons





ACT-UP, The AIDS Coalition To Unleash Power

Exhibit Title

Health is a Human Right: Race and Place in America


This exhibit repurposes elements from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) David J. Sencer CDC Museum exhibit “Health Is a Human Right: Race and Place in America.” This exhibit was created by the Georgia State University Library and the School of Public Health. Developed resources reported in this exhibit site are supported by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), National Institutes of Health (NIH) under cooperative agreement number UG4LM012340 with the University of Maryland, Health Sciences and Human Services Library. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

Additional Acknowledgements

Curatorial assistance provided by Laurie Sedicino. Web exhibit created by Sharon Leslie, Georgia State University Library.



HHR, “The Silence = Death Project, color lithograph, 1987,” Georgia State University Library Exhibits, accessed May 22, 2018,