June 28 & 29, 1969~ the Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village

WE ALL ENDED UP TOGETHER AT A PLACE CALLED THE STONEWALL.
Mother Stonewall and the Golden Rats by Thomas Lanigan-Schmidt~

The first gay riots in history took place during the pre-dawn hours of Saturday and Sunday, June 28-29 in New York’s Greenwich Village. The demonstrations were touched off by a police raid on the popular Stonewall Club, 53 Christopher Street. This was the last (to date) in a series of harassments which plagued the Village area for the last several weeks. =>
The 1969 Advocate Article on the Stonewall Riots~

Art After Stonewall~
http://www.columbusmuseum.org/art-after-stonewall/

The Battle of Stonewall – 1969 / Sandow Birk, 1999;
Collection of Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento, California

 

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