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The Stonewall Uprising

Page history last edited by Robert W. Maloy 2 months, 1 week ago

Stonewall 25th anniversary button

 

Stonewall 25th anniversary buttonCross-Link: LGBTQIA Civil Rights Movement

 

 

 

Event Overview

 

Stonewall 1969: The Beginning of the LGBT Movement 

 

Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights

 

  • In 1969 at the Stonewall bar in NYC, tensions between police and LGBTQ patrons reached a boiling point.

 

  • Gay people were tired of being judged, ridiculed, and imprisoned (at the time, it was illegal to be gay), and they rose up against police brutality, igniting the gay rights movement.

 

 

  • June 6, 2019:  New York Police Commissioner Apologizes for Police actions during the Stonewall Uprising.   

      • Commissioner James O'Neill said Thursday that "the actions taken by the NYPD were wrong."

 

 

 

Multimedia Resources

 

Videos
Stonewall Riots 40th Anniversary 

 

Podcasts

Making Gay History | Stonewall 50 Episode 1

 

NPR | The Sound of Pride

 

StoryCorps | Elders of the LGBTQ+ Community

 

WNYC | Prejudice and Pride

 

 

 

The LGBTQ Rights Movement and Activism Before Stonewall

 

Click here to see a timeline of the struggle for equal rights


Click here for more history on the LGBTQIA movement from PBS

NYC LGBT Historic Sites Project

 

Before Stonewall:  Four Other Significant LGBT Rights Sites

 

Primary Sources


Stonewall Riots 40th Anniversary: A Look Back at the Uprising That Launched the Modern Gay Rights Movement, Democracy Now (June 26, 2009) has a video and transcript of memories from people who were there.

Stonewall National Historic Landmark Nomination, National Park Service, 1999


Ladies in the Streets: Before Stonewall, Transgender Uprising Changed Lives, from CodeSwitch, NPR


See also, Stonewall, the Mafia, History and Teaching

 

 

Oral History

 

Wendell Walker Interview

 

Martha Shelly Interview

 

Matthew Merlin and Michael Levine

 

Mark Segal and Victoria Cruz Interview



external image Red_Apple.jpgLearning Plans

Stonewall: The Riot That Started a Revolution

Discussion Guide: Stonewall Uprising, an American Experience Documentary

 

Stonewall and Beyond:  Gay and Lesbian Issues, Thirteen EdOnline

 

 

The Road to the First Gay Pride Parade (September 28, 1970)

 

 

Museums and Art

 

Columbus Museum of Art | Art after Stonewall, 1969-1989

 

New York Historical Society | Stonewall at 50

 

Stonewall Nation Museum and Archives | BLK: The National Black Lesbian and Gay News Magazine

 

Stonewall Nation Museum and Archives | First Look: A New Perspective into Stonewall's Archives

 

 

 

 

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