Essex Hemphill Primary Source Description

The panel of Essex Hemphill, stood out to me with the bold red lettering displayed on the panel.  It is one of the darker panels on Block #05905 and the text centered in the panel is what drew me to know more. This panel is also one of the small number of panels that is displayed vertically rather than horizontally. Many of the other panels I’ve researched lay vertically and I’ve decided to research a Read more…

Outline 2

Working Title: The Impact of AIDS in Contrasting Communities Thesis Statement:  Though early AIDS was portrayed as an eminent problem in the American gay community I highlight that other cultures were faced with adversities in relation to the virus along with further disadvantages.  I. Introduction: A. Through the NAMES Project Foundation, the panels of Victor L. Laureano and Thembi Ngubane are brought forward and analyzed. In this, various points of research are influenced by the images and Read more…

Unit 3 Preliminary Outline

Working Title: The Impact of AIDS in Contrasting Communities Thesis Statement: Although early AIDS was portrayed as an eminent problem in the gay community I highlight that other cultured were faced with adversities in relation to the virus along with further disadvantages. Introduction: Through the NAMES Project Foundation, the panels of Victor L. Laureano and Thembi Ngubane are brought forward and analyzed. In this, various points of research are influenced by the images and construction Read more…

Archives Extra Credit

In this news paper clipping, taken from the GSU Archives, a man is writing to Ann Landers. He begins the letter by saying “Dear Ann Landers, I am a gay male. For this reason I have taken a special interest in finding out all I can about AIDS”. He goes on to explain the way in which AIDS has affected him directly, as apart of the gay community. The vast media coverage caused the general Read more…

Make Something Project

In class we were given a bag of random objects and told to make a creation of them. My bag composed of bubble wrap, a glasses case, an eraser, a pencil a button, and a dragon-like action figure. My partner and I put the pieces together to make a creation titled “The Dragon Raider”. I used all of the items in the bag to create a piece.  When I looked at the pieces in the Read more…

Archives Activity

While visiting the GSU Archives, we exercised the collection of data through the Women’s/Gender and Sexuality Collections. Each artifact was able to bring forth various modes of information regarding AIDS as well as the fight for rights. Archival research includes primary sources found in a place that houses artifacts from certain events or time periods. Things found in an archive might include apparel, audio recordings, newspaper, records, etc. Archival research is essential in the way Read more…