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Coretta Scott King About Heroes in the Struggle Heroes in the Struggle is a photographic tribute to people of African descent who have made outstanding contributions in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Launched by the Black AIDS Institute on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2001, the honorees reflect the diverse and exceptional ways that Black people …

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2014 Heroes

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2014 Heroes Monique | Download her biography Anthony S. Fauci | Download his biography Jamar Rogers | Download his biography

Celebrity Participants

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2010 Celebrity Participants Alimi BallardMicheael BeachMarc BrownRhyon BrownRocky CarrollLoretta DevineKevin FrazierOmari HardwickHill Harper         Dule HillCarl LewisRoland MartinNicole Ari ParkerTanika RayLamman RuckerSinbadTasha SmithBobb’e J. ThompsonTessa ThompsonJesse Williams         Tyler WilliamsVanessa WilliamsZac and Oren Williams

2010 Heroes

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2010 Heroes Bill Clinton Founder of the William J. Clinton Foundation and 42nd President of the United States Blair Underwood Award-Winning Actor, “The Event” Lee L. Daniels Academy Award-Nominated Producer and Director, “Precious” Sheila C. Johnson Businesswoman and PhilanthropistExecutive Producer, “The Other City” Marvelyn Brown AIDS Activist Frank J. Oldham President and CEONational Association of …

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Bill T. Jones

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{artsexylightbox}{/artsexylightbox} Bill T. Jones Bill T. Jones has never created a single work about AIDS. He will tell you that firmly, perhaps forcefully. But the facts that he is HIV positive and that he lost his partner in love and work to AIDS, infuse his choreography, making several of his breathtaking works metaphors for the …

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Juanita Millender-McDonald

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{artsexylightbox}{/artsexylightbox} Juanita Millender-McDonald A Glamour magazine survey called her “one of eleven women who will change the world.” Bold initiatives have become her trademark. And not only is she a champion of her people, she’s also a fierce soldier in the battle against AIDS. Congresswoman Juanita Millender-McDonald may represent the citizens of California’s 37th congressional …

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2009 Event Photos

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Heroes in the Struggle Gala 2009 | Walt Disney Concert Hall | February 4, 2009 Click a thumbnail to view full-size photo {artsexylightbox autoGenerateThumbs=”true” convertImage=”resize” path=”images/stories/hits/HITS_2009_edited” previewWidth=”90″ previewHeight=”90″}{/artsexylightbox}  

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Zackie Achmat

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{artsexylightbox}{/artsexylightbox} Zackie Achmat Global Hero Abdurrazack Achmat has witnessed firsthand two of the most epic struggles of modern times, both of them in his native South Africa: the battle against apartheid in the latter part of the 20th century and the war against AIDS in the first part of the 21st century. Zackie, as he …

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Jurnee Smollett

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{artsexylightbox}{/artsexylightbox} Jurnee Smollett The power of one young girl’s dream. Hydeia Broadbent was an AIDS baby, having contracted the virus from her biological mother. By her fourth birthday, she wasn’t expected to live beyond another year. By her eighth birthday, she was sharing her story at speaking engagements such as the 1996 Republican National Convention, …

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