Victims of Hate Vigil Flyer

victims of hate vigil
Title Victims of Hate Vigil Flyer
Date 2009
Description The Victims of Hate Vigil, otherwise known as the Vigil for Victims of Hate and Violence, has been held every year since the 1999 murder of Billy Jack Gaither. This flyer for the eleventh annual Vigil–held February 15, 2009, on the steps of the Alabama Capitol Building in Montgomery–advertises the presentation of the Billy Jack Gaither Humanitarian Award as well as a speech by the director of Equality Alabama, a statewide LGBTQ advocacy group founded in 2002. Equality Alabama facilitates nominations for the annual award, which is given to those who work for justice and the eradication of hatred. The award and the vigil in Gaither’s memory were established in part by Dr. Beverly Hawk of The University of Alabama.
Donor Gift of Wade Hall
Collection Wade Hall Papers
Repository The University of Alabama Libraries Special Collections
Related Items The Crimson Pride: The Official Newsletter of The University of Alabama Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual Alliance” ; “48 Hours” Press Release: “The Hate Crime That Is Out in the Open” ; Poster for Billy Jack Gaither and Scotty Joe Weaver ; “No One Has That Right”: Poem about Billy Jack Gaither