Prayer Breakfast Honoring Caregivers and Those Affected by HIV


Remembering, Commemorating, and Memorializing: An Interdenominational Prayer Breakfast Honoring the Life of Robert Rayford and Recognizing Caregivers, Service Providers, and People Affected by HIV/AIDS

Hosted by The Griot in partnership with Empower Missouri and the Missouri Foundation for Health.

Robert Rayford, an African American teenager from St. Louis, passed away in May 1969 of causes related to HIV. Rayford is understood by many to be the earliest identified person with HIV in the United States.

The Griot Museum of Black History, as part of a retrospective on HIV/AIDS in the Black community, will honor Rayford’s memory on the 50th anniversary of his passing with an interdenominational prayer breakfast. The event will also recognize caregivers and advocates of people living with HIV.

The breakfast will feature reflections by spiritual leaders and fellowship over a shared meal.

All proceeds will go to support Impact HIV/AIDS, The Griot Museum of Black History’s project on HIV/AIDS in the Black community.

Adult admission: $30
Child admission: $15
Table sponsorship (8 admissions): $240

Pay online:
Pay over the phone: 314-241-7057
Pay in person at the museum: 2505 St. Louis Ave., St. Louis, MO 63106, Wednesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

There are also opportunities for individuals and organizations to sponsor the breakfast and larger initiative in more substantial ways. Please contact The Griot at [email protected] for further details.

Questions? Call The Griot at 314-241-7057 or e-mail [email protected]

May 11, 2019
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
The Griot Museum of Black History
2505 Saint Louis Ave
St. Louis, MO 63106