Cincinnati, April 29, 1951 - Amsterdam, February 7, 1999
Black Gay AIDS Activist
Co-Founder and Executive Director (1988-1994)
Finally: Reggie's name has been engraved at the AIDS Memorial Grove at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco!
There's a Wikipedia article on Reggie Williams now!
Reggie Williams was born on this day in 1951 (to February, 7, 1999). He was a health care professional, a charismatic community leader, a highly effective early activist for HIV prevention and treatment, and a caregiver and community-builder who created lasting alliances with other communities and interests, to achieve greater acceptance of the SGL/LGBT community of African descent. See More
Editorial by Phill Wilson (2011)
No matter how you look at it, Black people bear the brunt of the AIDS epidemic in America today:
Reggie Williams Exhibit
- a loving tribute to Reggie -
Newark, NJ 2015
“Our mission is to share the legacy of Reggie Williams as a role model in the struggle against the AIDS epidemic, to create more understanding for the life of people with HIV/AIDS and to inspire, empower and motivate people in the ongoing fight against AIDS.”
Watch "Yours in the Struggle, Reggie"
Questions, comments, if you are interested in a display of the Reggie Williams Exhibit or If you'd like to support the project
please contact curator Wolfgang Schreiber
When the Black AIDS Institute released its annual State of AIDS Report in 2009, there was something new in the air. American had elected its first Black President, one who came to Washington promising to change political tone and to tackle problems that had long been kicked down the road. A year later, the newness has worn off.
The Black AIDS Institute is a national "think tank" focused on addressing HIV/AIDS among African Americans and those of African descent through policy, advocacy, communications, training, and model program development.