Friday Film: Stonewall Uprising

This week’s Friday Film recognizes LGBT History Month. Stonewall Uprising is a film produced as part of the American Experience series for PBS. From the American Experience website:

When police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City on June 28, 1969, the street erupted into violent protests that lasted for the next six days. The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world.

Stonewall Uprising DVD cover

Village Voice journalist, Lucian Truscott describes it as “the Rosa Parks moment, the time that gay people stood up and said no.” And once that happened, he said, “the whole house of cards that was the system of oppression of gay people started to crumble.”

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