In August 1987 the Alabama State Board of Education directed the State Superintendent of Education to develop an AIDS education program for students in grades seven through twelve in Alabama schools. This AIDS unit of instruction was designated to be taught during the second semester of the 1987-88 school year. The Board also directed that AIDS instruction be incorporated into the comprehensive health curriculum starting with the 1988-89 school year.
The work of the Invisible Histories Project is made possible by our amazing partners, our financial supporters, and individuals like you. Special thanks go out to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for their continued support for the preservation of LGBTQ Deep South history and this project and AIDS Alabama for being the home of the IHP office in Birmingham.