African American AIDS History Project

Valerie Papaya Mann Collection

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Valerie Papaya Mann Collection


This collection documents materials from Valerie Papaya Mann, an AIDS activist, international development specialist in Africa, and spiritual leader in women’s and African American communities. In her numerous leaderships roles, she conducted media poster campaigns on anti-HIV activism. The collection includes these posters, photographs, awards, newsletters, news clippings, and other related material.
The collection was digitized in August 2018.


Eric Nolan Gonzaba

Collection Items

HCC Award
HIV Community Coalition of Metropolitan Washington, D.C. TO D.C. CARE Consortium

1995 AIDS Service Dinner
Letter from Mayor Marion Barry on the CARE Consortium's 1995 AIDS Community Service Awards Dinner

Certificate of Appointment 1997
Certificate of Appointment of Valerie Papaya Mann to District of Columbia Community HIV/AIDS Advisory Committee

Black Church HIV Testing Campaign
Certificate of Appreciation to Valerie Papaya Mann of CARE Consortium from Black Church HIV Testing Campaign the Black Church Lights the Way

Certificate of Appointment 1998
Certificate of Appointment of Valerie Papaya Mann to Metropolitan Washington Region HUMN Immunodeficiency Virus Health Services Planning Council

AIDS Service Award 1995
Lesbian & Gays of African Descent for Democratic Action Honor AIDS Project of the East Bay with the AIDS Service Award 1995

DC CARE City Resolution
Council of the District of Columbia Resolution D.C. Care Consortium Recognition Resolution of 1995

Shanti Project Resolution
Board of Directors of the Shanti Project honors and thanks V. Papaya Mann for her love and dedication to services to people with AIDS and their loved ones.

International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Photographs
Images from an early 1990s International AIDS Candlelight Memorial event

National Black AIDS Awareness Day Photographs
Photographs of Valerie Papaya Mann at the National Black AIDS Awareness Day on February 23, 2001
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