Program Synopsis

 

Tim Bailey Political Funeral

 

AIDS Community Television
originally telecast July 6, 1993
of events happening 7/1/93 in Washington, DC.
produced by James Wentzy
and Ira Manhoff
(29:00)



AIDS activists honored the last wishes of Tim Bailey for a public funeral in Washington, DC. It was to be a somber, non-violent funeral procession from the Capitol to the White House. However, police would not allow the display of Tim Bailey's coffin in public. The question asked so often during the stand-off between police and activists was "Who is in charge here?"

"Tim Bailey wanted his body to serve as an indictment to

for their total denial of the worst epidemic in the history of the world as we know it. (And we've not forgotten the crimes of Ronald Reagan and George Bush for the blood of hundreds of thousands on their hands.)"

 

See also Political Funerals