Day of Silence Materials

day of silence
Title Day of Silence Materials
Date 17 April 2009
Description The national Day of Silence is a student-led event during which people take a vow of silence to focus attention on the harassment of LGBTQ people. First organized by students at the University of Virginia in 1996, it spread to schools around the nation the next year. Since 2001, it has been sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian, and Straight Education Network (GLSEN). In 2009, the tenth anniversary of Billy Jack Gaither’s murder, students participating in Day of Silence events at The University of Alabama vowed to tell his story.
Donor Gift of Kathy Jo Gaither and Vickie Saltzman
Collection Billy Jack Gaither Collection
Repository The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections
Related Items Canvas Banner for Day of Silence ; “Breaking the Silence” Flyer ; Victims of Hate Vigil Flyer ; Poster for Billy Jack Gaither and Scotty Joe Weaver ; “No One Has That Right”: Poem about Billy Jack Gaither