Crowd stilled as Florida mom issues AIDS plea at Republican Convention 20 years ago tonight (1992)
Video: 'Mary Fisher "Whisper of AIDS" Speech 1992 Pt 1'
(Wednesday, August 19, 1992) — Mary Fisher, a Florida mother from a politically prominent family, urged Americans watching the 1992 Republican National Convention in Houston tonight to put politics aside when they consider AIDS, which she compared to the Holocaust.
When Fisher began speaking, the noisy Astrodome grew still and hundreds of delegates froze in the aisles at the words: “I want your attention, not your applause.”
Video: 'Mary Fisher "Whisper of AIDS" Speech 1992 Pt 2'