Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Stonewall Riots Helped Change The World, 47 Years Ago Today

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This video is from Network Q Out Across America and it aired in September 1993. As you will see from this fascinating presentation it's quite the time capsule! Author Martin Duberman is interviewed about his then recent book "Stonewall". Duberman's book was one of the very first to tell the true story of how patrons of a little known bar called Stonewall fought back against police brutality in New York City on June 28, 1969. This rebellion ushered in the modern LGBT rights movement.

Watch: Stonewall 40 Years Later

This video presentation from AARO Media is from 2009. It celebrates the 40th Anniversary of The Stonewall Riots. It has original footage of the rebellion and interviews with notable gay and lesbian leaders such as Eric Marcus, Sabrina Sojourner, Craig Rodwell, Dr Frank Kameny and others.

Watch: Stonewall Veterans Talk About the Night That Changed The World

A police raid on the Stonewall Inn in New York City on June 28, 1969 sparked a riot and became the genesis of the modern gay rights movement. In this video presentation from a few years ago, veterans of the riots, along with author David Carter, recount what happened the night history was made.