Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Stonewall wrap-up

The Stonewall riots erupted in the early morning of 28 July 1969 and continued throughout the next three days. The 40th anniversary of the riots has attracted a lot of media attention, and some of this coverage is of interest to archivists and historians documenting the history of the LGBT community:
  • The Chair and the Maiden Art Gallery held an exhibit featuring the work of Suzanne Poli, who photographed the riots themselves and LGBT marches and parades that were held in the years that followed. Poli is donating her photographs to the New York Public Library.
  • The BBC interviews Martin Royce, who was at the Stonewall Inn when the New York City Police Department raided it and recalls how the riots started.

No comments: