Film: Stonewall Uprising

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2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a series of demonstrations and riots in New York City in 1969, recognized today as a major turning point in the gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world. Join us at Richmond Branch Library for a film screening of Stonewall Uprising, a PBS documentary that invites viewers to observe this milestone in the continued effort toward gaining equal rights.  

Light refreshments will be served.

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Film Summary: In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. Such raids were not unusual in the late 1960s, an era when homosexual sex was illegal in every state but Illinois. That night, however, the street erupted into violent protests and demonstrations 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. (Running Time: 83 minutes)

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