King Thackston (1949-2004)

Digging for Gold—From a Photograph by Sebastiao Salgado
King Thackston, born in 1949, was a founder of Gay Spirit Visions, an Atlanta-based support and advocacy group for spiritual gay men. He died of complications from AIDS in Atlanta in 2004.
Thackston's pencil piece Digging for Gold—From a Photograph by Sebastiao Salgado (1987) is part of Georgia's State Art Collection.
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Dobbs, Chris. "King Thackston (1949-2004)." New Georgia Encyclopedia. 19 July 2017. Web. 19 February 2020.
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