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Stonewall Riots, New York, N.Y., 1969


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    • Stonewall Inn Riot, New York, N.Y., 1969
    • Stonewall Inn Riots, New York, N.Y., 1969
    • Stonewall Rebellion, New York, N.Y., 1969
    • Stonewall Uprising, New York, N.Y., 1969
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    • Stonewall Riot, New York, N.Y., 1969
  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: 92036694: Duberman, M. Stonewall, 1993.
    • found: Adam, B.D. The rise of a gay and lesbian movement, 1987:p. 75, Stonewall Riot (Stonewall Rebellion)
    • found: Tobin, K. Gay crusaders, 1972:p. 9 (1969 rebellion at Stonewall Bar)
    • found: Hennepin(Stonewall Rebellion, 1969)
    • found: Carter, D. Stonewall : the riots that sparked the gay revolution, 2004:p. 1 (The Stonewall Riots were a series of violent protests and street demonstrations that began in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, and centered around a gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City) p. 2 (the riots, which continued on and off for six days, marked the beginning of the "gay rights movement")
    • found: Wikipedia, via WWW, July 23, 2004(The Stonewall riots were a series of violent conflicts between homosexuals and police officers in New York City. The riot began not long after 1:20 a.m. on Saturday, June 28, 1969, when police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in Greenwich Village. "Stonewall," as it is often called, is considered the start of the modern gay rights movement worldwide.)
    • found: Britannica concise encyc., via WWW, July 23, 2004(Stonewall riots: Series of violent confrontations between police and gay rights activists in New York City. In response to the second raid in a week by police on the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in Greenwich Village that had been selling liquor without a license, about 1,000 transvestites, gays, and lesbians taunted police and threw debris; police responded with violence. Similar riots occurred on succeeding nights and were followed by protest rallies.)
    • found: The new dictionary of cultural literacy, via WWW, July 23, 2004(Stonewall Riot. A disturbance that grew out of a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a popular hang-out for gays in Manhattan's Greenwich Village in 1969. Such raids long had been routine, but this one provoked a riot as the crowd fought back. The riot led to the formation of the Gay Liberation Front and to a new level of solidarity among homosexuals.)
    • found: Columbia encyc., via WWW, July 23, 2004("the modern gay-rights movement in the United States is usually said to have begun with the Stonewall riot (June, 1969) in New York City, which resulted from a police raid on a gay bar")
    • found: Smith, W.A. Stonewall Riots of 1969, via WWW, July 23, 2004.
    • found: Stonewall and beyond online exhibition, July 23, 2004(Stonewall Riots)
    • found: Google search, July 23, 2004(Stonewall Riot; Stonewall Riots; Stonewall Inn Riot; Stonewall Inn Riots; Stonewall Rebellion)
    • found: President Obama designates Stonewall National Monument, via The White House website, June 24, 2016, viewed on June 25, 2016(Stonewall National Monument; the historic site of the Stonewall Uprising in New York City)
    • found: U.S. National Park Service website, June 25, 2016(Stonewall National Monument; located in Greenwich Village, New York City; the Stonewall Uprising on June 28, 1969 is a milestone in the quest for LGBT civil rights and provided momentum for a movement)
    • notfound: Americana;Britannica Micro.
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