Defining Moments: The Stonewall Riots, 1st Edition

  • Laurie Collier Hillstrom
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  • ISBN-10: 0780814436
  • ISBN-13: 9780780814431
  • DDC: 306.76
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 240 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2016 | Published/Released April 2016
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2016

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Overview

This title provides a detailed and authoritative overview of the Stonewall Riots, beginning with the June 28, 1969, raid on a popular gay bar by New York City police that launched a six-day series of violent protests and inspired the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) ) civil rights movement in the United States. The volume is organized into three distinct sections—Narrative Overview, Biographies, and Primary Sources—which offer a one-stop resource for student research.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
Preface.
How to Use This Book.
Research Topics for Defining Moments: The Stonewall Riots.
Narrative Overview.
1: Prologue.
2: Homophobia and Discrimination.
3: The LGBT Experience in New York City.
4: Raid on the Stonewall Inn.
5: Growth of the LGBT Rights Movement.
6: The Aids Crisis and the Struggle for Acceptance.
7: Progress in the Courts.
8: Legacy of the Stonewall Riots.
Biographies.
9: Marsha P. Johnson (1945–1992): Stonewall Riot Participant and Transgender Rights Activist.
10: Frank Kameny (1925–2011): Father of the LGBT Rights Movement.
11: Dick Leitsch (1935–): LGBT Rights Activist and New York Mattachine Society Leader.
12: Seymour Pine (1919–2010): New York Police Inspector Who Led the Stonewall Inn Raid.
13: Sylvia Rivera (1951–2002): Stonewall Riot Participant and Transgender Rights Activist.
14: Craig Rodwell (1940–1993): Bookstore Owner, Activist, and Stonewall Riot Participant.
15: Martha Shelley (1943–): LGBT Rights Activist and Witness to the Stonewall Riots.
16: Howard Smith (1936–2014): Journalist Who Reported from Inside the Stonewall Inn.
Primary Sources.
17: A Medical Journal Exhibits Homophobia.
18: The Kinsey Report Explodes Myths about Homosexuality.
19: Lucian Truscott Covers the Stonewall Riots.
20: Howard Smith Reports from Inside the Bar.
21: Media Coverage Angers LGBT Activists.
22: Homophile Leaflet Protests “Intolerable Situation”.
23: Harvey Milk Inspires Hope in LGBT People.
24: President Barack Obama Endorses Gay Marriage.
25: The Supreme Court Rules for Marriage Equality.
26: Students Describe Experiences with Homophobia.
27: The Stonewall Inn Gains National Recognition.
Important People, Places, and Terms.
Chronology.
Sources for Further Study.
Bibliography.
Photo and Illustration Credits.
Index.