The Most Influential HIV/AIDS Moments in Black History
Rae Lewis Thornton on the Cover of Essence Magazine
In 1994, the media was slow to show how AIDS impacted Black America. But that didn’t stop Essence Magazine, who, 20 years ago, put Rae Lewis Thornton on its cover — an all-time first in publishing. That bold move made Black America pay attention to this story of how a well-educated woman with AIDS forever changed the face of this epidemic.