AIDS in Black America: A Journey Through the Years
Famed choreographer and instructor Alvin Ailey’s most famous work,...
Famed choreographer and instructor Alvin Ailey’s most famous work, “Revelations,” has been performed in front of millions of people. But Ailey also choreographed a solo called “Cry" and in honor of his mother’s birthday, he performed the piece with his leading dancer Judith Jamison and dedicated it to “Black women everywhere.” In 1989, Ailey died from AIDS-related illness at age 58. He is one of the first high-profile African-Americans to succumb to the disease.