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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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.
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.
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.
Sources for Further Study.
Photo and Illustration Credits.