Bluefield Daily Telegraph, Bluefield, WV

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December 6, 2012

Project captures complexities of Ryan White AIDS controversy

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But Broman said the project has a purpose beyond history. He said he hopes it will bring some kind of closure to a community that still struggles with the controversy that surrounded White, Western Middle School and the city.

“Many people still have very strong emotional reactions to what happened,” he said. “It was an intense experience, and there’s a residue still left in this community ... What happened here could have happened anywhere. But the fact is that this is where it occurred, and it left a wound.”

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Details for this story were provided by The Kokomo (Ind.) Tribune.

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