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.
close

Loading

Cite This Article
Dobbs, Chris. "King Thackston (1949-2004)." New Georgia Encyclopedia. 19 July 2017. Web. 06 December 2019.
From Our Home Page
Christopher Murphy Jr. (1902-1973)

Christopher Murphy Jr.

Read more...
William B. Hartsfield (1890-1971)

William B. Hartsfield was a man of humble origins who became one of the greatest mayors of Atlanta.

Read more...
Chattahoochee River

The Chattahoochee River rises high in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia and flows southwesterly toward the Alabama state line.

Read more...
Dixie Highway

The Dixie Highway, a network of roads connecting Canada to Florida in the early decades of the twentieth century, was an ambitious undertaking to build the nation's first north–south paved intersta

Read more...
Courtesy of Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries