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Catalog Number 00.0003.002
Object Name Poster, Political
Title "We’re Fired Up" ACT-UP Placard
Description Foam board cut in shape of a flame with paper picture of a flame glued to cover all of it. The words "We’re Fired Up" in white go across flame. Back has circle sticker on it with pink triangle and "Silence + Death" in white.
Date 1990
Accession number 00.0003.002
Caption "We’re Fired Up" ACT-UP Placard
Catalog date 2000-07-17
Catalog type History
Provenance Used by AIDS activist group ACT-UP in largest AIDS demonstration on campus, on May 21, 1990. The demonstration drew about 1,000 people protesting the amount of federal funding of AIDS research. Some demonstrators broke into NIH offices, performed skits and songs, and staged a mass "die-in" on the lawn of Building 1. The event was scheduled at the same time as an NIAID advistory council meeting discussed its research directions. Eighty-two demonstrators were arrested.
Notes sheet 957, #11
Number of images 1
Updated 2015-04-14
Organizations NIH; NIAID (National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases) (1955-present)
AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP)
NIH; OD, ORS, Division of Public Safety
Buildings Building 1 (James A. Shannon Building)
Building 31 (Claude D. Pepper Building)
NIH Property # none
Old NIH Property # none
Serial # none
People Ralbovsky, Donald
Hoth, Daniel
Fauci, Anthony S.
Sweat, O.W. "Jim"
Raub, William F.