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The Stonewall Reader

The Stonewall Reader

Author: New York Public Library Staff; Edmund White (Foreword by); Jason Baumann (Editor)
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May 2019

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For the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, an anthology chronicling the tumultuous fight for LGBTQ rights in the 1960s and the activists who spearheaded it, with a foreword by Edmund White.


 


June 28, 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which is considered the most significant event in the gay liberation movement, and the catalyst for the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States. Drawing from the New York Public Library's archives, The Stonewall Reader is a collection of first accounts, diaries, periodic literature, and articles from LGBTQ magazines and newspapers that documented both the years leading up to and the years following the riots. Most importantly the anthology spotlights both iconic activists who were pivotal in the movement, such as Sylvia Rivera, co-founder of Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries (STAR), as well as forgotten figures like Ernestine Eckstein, one of the few out, African American, lesbian activists in the 1960s. The anthology focuses on the events of 1969, the five years before, and the five years after. Jason Baumann, the NYPL coordinator of humanities and LGBTQ collections, has edited and introduced the volume to coincide with the NYPL exhibition he has curated on the Stonewall uprising and gay liberation movement of 1969.

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General Fields

  • : 9780143133513
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : Penguin Publishing Group
  • : April 2019
  • : .531 Inches X 5.062 Inches X 7.75 Inches
  • : May 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : New York Public Library Staff; Edmund White (Foreword by); Jason Baumann (Editor)
  • : 336
  • : 306.7660973
  • : English
  • : Paperback