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The Stonewall Uprising

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Stonewall Inn, 1969

Stonewall Inn, 1969

 

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."

 

 

Stonewall 25th anniversary button
Stonewall 25th anniversary button

 

Multimedia Resources


Stonewall Riots 40th Anniversary 

Stonewall Uprising from PBS American Experience

 

 

 

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

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)

 

 

 

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