Remembering the Lost

by and Sarah Moughty
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Below are photographs featured in ENDGAME: AIDS in Black America of some of the many people — artists, writers, activists and ordinary Americans — that we lost far too soon. Click on their name to learn more.

The photographs of Juanita and Marquis are from the book Epitaphs for the Living: Words and Images in the Time of AIDS by Billy Howard (Southern Methodist University Press, 1989). In Febuary 1987, Howard began taking pictures of what were then known as Persons With AIDS (PWAs), and he invited each individual he photographed to write an accompanying statement.

We invite you to leave a memory or a tribute to a friend or loved one in the comments below.
 

Fashion Designer, WilliWear
Died April 17, 1987
Age 39
Entertainer, “Queen of Disco”
Died Dec. 16, 1988
Age 42
Activist
Died March 12, 2002
Age 51
Activist
Died Feb. 7, 1999
Age 48
News anchor
Died December 20, 1988
Age 49
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Writer, activist
Died Dec. 27, 1988
Age 34
Dancer, choreographer
Died Dec. 1, 1989
Age 58

Willi Smith

Sylvester

Belynda Dunn

Reggie Williams

Max Robinson

Joseph Beam

Alvin Ailey

Juanita

Marquis

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