In a private cemetery in small-town Arkansas, a woman named Ruth Coker Burks cared for hundreds of dying people, many of them gay
men who had been abandoned by their families.
She buried more than three dozen of them
herself after their families refused to claim their
bodies during the height of the AIDS epidemic.
Because that's what do
In a private cemetery in small-town Arkansas, a woman named Ruth Coker Burks cared for hundreds of dying people, many of them gay men who had been abandoned by their families. She buried more than three dozen of them herself after their families refused to claim their bodies during the height of the AIDS epidemic. Because that's what do