Source Connections with my Quilt

Atlanta Pride Committee

Atlanta Pride Committee, Inc.(2018). History of Atlanta Pride, retrieved from

The mission of the Atlanta Pride Committee led by long time activist Trisha Clymore, is “to advance unity, visibility, and wellness among persons with widely diverse gender and sexual identities through culture, social, political, and educational programs and activities”. On the about page of this website it tells how in 1970, one year after the New York stone wall riots, Atlanta pride was created and has ever since been growing through events and organizations. The pride committee has a parade every year in October to help promote and fundraise for a positive image on lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, and transgender/queer person. The audience intended for this website are people that support the mission statement, and want to attend a parade or just get involved with the committee. People who fight for equality will see this website as empowering because it has lots of history of what Atlanta has accomplished for equality.

This source connects with my quilt because it has a shirt from Atlanta pride from 1983. Tony Fulkerson, the name on my quilt attended the parade in 1983 showing evidence of him marching for equality. Our society today since has changed the way people look at LGBTQ people, simply from all the protest and marches.

History of Mardi Gras

History of Mardi Gras. (2013). Retrieved February 15, 2018, from

The author of this website is not named, although showing himself at Mardi Gras in New Orleans in 2013 protesting about the sin Mardi Gras goers are involved in. There is evidence of the author in a picture holding a sign saying, “God hates sin”, showing that there were protester at Mardi Gras in 2013. The author wants people to know about the “wicked” event of Mardi Gras, through what it really means and the culture behind it. The audience for this website would be people learning about the background culture of Mardi Gras, and people who are interested in protesting against it. People who protest against the event of Mardi Gras will find this website useful because it helps them show more people participating in this type of protest.

This source connects with my artifact because it has a shirt from Mardi Gras in 1983,which the author attended, and then attended again in 2013 as a protester. Showing how Mardi Gras was so fun to him in 1983 until he grew older and learned from his mom what the event really culturalized and meant. This is all showing how his culture today and now are very different from what he would have done back then(1983).

Montego Bay- Bobby Bloom

A. (2012, March 07). Montego Bay by Bobby Bloom (L&R, 1970). Retrieved February 15, 2018, from

The author Adrianqiana is a WordPress website creator and studies the facts of Bobby Bloom and his song, “Montego Bay”. The author shows evidence of the Montego Bay disk y Bobby Bloom, which is now famous for hitting the top 10 charts in the US and the UK in 1970. The author is interested in 70’s pop music, and wants people to learn about the great success Bobby Bloom had with the song Montego Bay. People who might be interested in this website, are people with interest in 70’s music or like the city of Montego Bay. People who want to study Bobby Bloom will find this website useful because it gives lots of information about his success and accomplishments.

This source connects with my quilt because their is a t-shirt from Montego Bay on it, showing that it was from around the time of when Bobby Bloom produced his song Montego bay. Maybe Tony Fulkerson on my quilt knew of Bobby Bloom and loved his music or maybe he just liked the city of Montego Bay. Its cool to see that Tony had a shirt from Montego Bay which at the time was a popular vacation spot with the song saying, “you ain’t been til you’ve been high in Montego Bay”.

Plant Farley

“Plant Farley.” Southern Company, 2016,

The Southern Company, a leader among the nations nuclear energy facility operators, talks about the facts and achievements of the Joseph M. Farley Nuclear plant. The information in this website shows the success  the Farley Nuclear plant has had over the past 40 years it has been operating. The author wants to show how great of a company the nuclear plant is by telling us facts like how they have over 900 employees that are all trained in different aspects of the nuclear plant. The audience for this website would be people who are looking for an energy company to work with or studying about nuclear power itself. People who are looking for a company to get their power from will find this site useful because it gives lots of credibility showing that this is a respected business that has been running for 40 years.

This source relates to my quilt because it has a shirt on the quilt from the Farley nuclear plant. The plant started their construction in the 70s which is in the time Tony Fulkerson was alive. I thought it was cool to find that this company since has had so many great things happening to it. They have built more plants to add to it and also have a wildlife reserve on the grounds. Tony could have been a worker for this plant or he could have just been someone who liked the shirt because it was a new company starting up in his time. Also I thought it was cool that maybe Tony wore this shirt while he worked for the company, which would mean that its a very unique cultural artifact in history.

Atlanta Braves History

Stephens, C. (2017, April 12). Atlanta Braves History: Greatest Players of the 1970s. Retrieved February 15, 2018, from

The Bleacher Report website started by Bryan Goldberg, David Finocchio, David Nemetz, and Alexander Freund is a big respected  sports media business, who is giving us information about the Atlanta Braves history in the 70’s. Evidence such as the Braves entering the 1970’s coming off a 93-69 record, Hank Aaron trying for the spot of all-time homer king, and totaling 725 wins, and 883 losses in the 70’s. The Bleacher Reports intent is to give us history about the Atlanta Braves and the players that were the greatest in the 70’s. The audience for this website is sports fans, and anyone interested in the history of the Braves. People who are Braves fans will find this website useful, and also people who are wanting to learn about the history of the braves in the 1970’s.

This source is related to my quilt because I have a shirt on my panel that is an Atlanta Braves shirt. The site gives information about the 70’s and what the braves did during that time. Tony Fulkerson was alive during this time of their big losing seasons in the 70’s, and was probably a fan considering he had a shirt of the team. Thought is was cool to see how Tony liked the Braves and supported the Braves although they were having multiple losing seasons in a row. The braves have changed so much since that time with new head coaches and even a new stadium.

UNIT 2- Sources interacting with My Quilt

How Aids Changed Us


Buchanan, Wyatt. “HOW AIDS CHANGED US.” SFGate, San Francisco Chronicle, 15 Jan. 2012,

Wyatt Buchanan a staff writer for the San Francisco Chronicle since 2004, wants to show and give examples of how devastating San Francisco’s gay community was from HIV/Aids. The evidence shown in this article is death, because it shows pictures and talks about the devastating lives people had to live through that contracted HIV/Aids. The articles purpose is the inform readers about the HIV/Aids epidemic and to inspire a new way of the community moving forward. People interested in this blog will be the ones that associate maybe with San Francisco, HIV/Aids, or people wanting to learn about it. Researchers and tourist might find this info useful when trying to further research or just trying to get to know the place.

This source connects with my quilt because it has many things that include and talk about the HIV/Aids epidemic. Also on my quilt i have a big picture of the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco. This source is useful because it gives a good back story of what happened to the gay community in San Francisco. Gives examples of how people would meet up at the bridge to talk about the disease and ways they can help prevent themselves from getting it. Talks about the community helping people that have aids/HIV, creating organizations, and demanded action from their government.

The Rainbow Project

O’Doherty, John. “HIV Awareness.” Rainbow Project, 2018,

The Rainbow Project that has successfully been running since 1994, is helping people with frequently asked questions about HIV and raising awareness of HIV. Confirmed by the registered company’s office the Rainbow Project has helped many people with testing of HIV, and the awareness to have around the disease. The Rainbow Project is a health organization that works to improve physical, mental and emotional health and well-being of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. the intended audience are the people that have questions about HIV, or would even like to be tested for HIV. People that want to find a place to get tested for HIV, or want to learn more about frequently asked questions about HIV will find this source useful.

This source connects with my artifact because I have a huge rainbow on my panel and I was researching the Rainbow Project. This project is so cool because they are wanting people to ask questions about HIV so they can help them. They also allow for testing with is really cool as well considering it probably wasn’t available a long time ago. This connected with my artifact more when I started to think about how Michael(the name on my panel) probably wasn’t able to get proper testing before he knew he had HIV or maybe could have helped prevent it. Things like this are what connects my panel from a long time ago, to todays world.

Social Science and Medicine

Whittle, Henry J. “How Food Insecurity Contributes to Poor HIV Health Outcomes: Qualitative Evidence from the San Francisco Bay Area.” Social Science & Medicine, Pergamon, 19 Oct. 2016,!

Henry J. Whittle who works for Global Health Sciences for the University of California helps insight a link between food insecurity and poor HIV health outcomes. Their ways to help were conducted through methods and in-depth interviews with 34 low-income PLHIV(people living with HIV) receiving food assistance from a non profit organization. Their study demonstrates how food insecurity detrimentally shapes HIV health behavior and outcomes through complex mechanisms. The audience for this article would be people studying food in the presents of HIV, and people researching things that have already been done to help this problem. People who will want to read this will be researchers because it gives a whole method and outcome, which could be really useful to them since they won’t have to conduct the research themselves.

This article has connected with my quilt because it has things to do with the government and how they have not done everything they can to help with this issue. The panel has the nations capital on it so it reflects to todays society and all the things that have changed since Michael was alive. Our capital has done many things since to help with health in the presets of HIV, that can be see in todays world. Also people with HIV being very skinny and having eating problems with their health connects to my panel through Michael dying from HIV.

The History of HIV and AIDS in the United States

Nall, Rachel. “The History of HIV.” Healthline, Healthline Media, 29 Jan. 2018,

Rachel Nall a RN, BSN, and CCRN that has been medically reviewed to publish this article, gives the history of HIV and AIDS in the United States. Evidence such as the start of the virus spreading from chimpanzees to humans in the Democratic Republic of Congo, due to hunters coming in contact with the animals blood. The author wants people to understand how aids came about, where it originated, and how it all entered into the United States. The audience for this text would be people that want to find out the evolution of aids and how it affects today’s world. People researching chimpanzees or how aids came about might find this research useful.

This source connects with my artifact because I have animals on my panel. Birds that fly in the panel got me to research animals, and the ways they might have affected HIV/Aids. Looking at the research I found and seeing that chimpanzees are the ones that mainly started this big epedemic, made me realize the quilt is giving more information to me than I initially thought it could. By just me looking at the birds I would have never made the correlation of chimpanzees being involved in the HIV/Aids disease. This is a way my panel embodies things in todays world that we now know, that may not have been known a long time ago.

Learn About the Grove

Shriver, Mike. “About The Grove.” National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco, 2018 National AIDS Memorial Grove in San Francisco, 2018,

Mike Shriver and his team at the National Aids Memorial Grove in San Francisco California have helped make a 10-acre park dedicated to remembering the lives of people that have lived with HIV/Aids. The park is a serene place where people would come alone or in groups to hold memorial services, and to remember among the rhododendrons(bright pink flower bush plant) and redwood trees. The mission of the National Aids Memorial Grove is to provide, in perpetuity, a place of remembrance so that the lives of people who died from Aids are not forgotten and the story is known by future generations. The audience for this text would be people wanting to visit the park or want to find out more information about the park. People that will find this information useful are people wanting to go to a memorial park, or studying places that memorialize people that have had HIV/Aids.


This site related to my article because I have a big picture on my panel of the Golden Gate bridge and the redwood trees that take up the whole right side end of the panel. My research question had to do with trees that were in my panel and I came to find out how the redwood trees are in a place where HIV/Aids is memorialized and even in the place of San Francisco. Just the redwood trees on my panel gave me more information on how places are evolving in todays world since time long ago, and making parks that let people come remember their loved ones that have died from this epedemic.