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1969 - The Stonewall riots

51-53 Christopher Street, New York, NY

The Stonewall riots were a series of protests by members of the gay community in response to a police raid that began in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, at the Stonewall Inn in the Greenwich Village neighborhood of Lower Manhattan in New York City. Patrons of the Stonewall, other Village lesbian and gay bars and neighborhood street people fought back when the police became violent. The riots are widely considered the watershed event that transformed the gay liberation movement and the twentieth-century fight for LGBT rights in the United States. [from Wikipedia]

Pictured: News clipping

Location: 51-53 Christopher Street, New York City, New York

Source: The New York Daily News, page 113

Date: 1969-07-06

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