Friday, June 30, 2017
The Daily Booktalk: Fact Friday: Stitching a Revolution: the making of an activist by Cleve Jones
Stitching a Revolution: the making of an activist by Cleve Jones. 320 p. HarperCollins Publisher, June, 2001.
The AIDS Memorial Quilt Project turns 30 this year. Author Cleve Jones was one of the conceivers of the project and Stitching a Revolution is his memoir. The NAMES Project was formed and the first panels were completed in June of 1987. Volunteers make, collect and curate quilts made to honor the memory of a family member or friend who died of AIDS. There were several installations on the National Mall of the entire quilt, the last one being in 1996. Eighth grade students at TMS made their own quilts several years ago as part of Ms. Cummings' health class. Money was raised and sent to an AIDS hospital in Africa.