THE STONEWALL RIOTS The Stonewall riots are widely believed to be the single most important event leading to the gay liberation movement and the modern fight for LGBT rights in the United States. Considered by some to be the "Rosa Parks" moment of the gay rights movement in America, the riots were a series of spontaneous, violent demonstrations against a police raid of the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York, in the early hours of June 28th, 1969. This single event has left a resounding impact on the fight for LGBT rights that can still be seen today. Throughout the 50s and 60s in the United States, the FBI along with local police departments kept close watch on what they believed to be "homosexual activity". …show more content…
While rights organisations such as the Mattachine Society had previously existed, their previous protests and demonstrations had been very carefully controlled. Following Stonewall, however, demonstrations by the Mattachine Society became bolder, gay with couples holding hands and displaying affection publicly. One participant of the Annual Reminder in 1969, an event that involved the Mattachine Society picketing in front of Independance Hall in Philadelphia commented that "It was clear that things were changing. People who had felt oppressed now felt …show more content…
Rivera was present in the bar at the time of the raid and later gave an account of her experiences. In the years following the riots, she went on to become a prominent activist for LGBT rights, particularly for young people. Rivera and her friend, Marsha P Johnson, opened a shelter for homeless LGBT people, called STAR (Street Transgender Action Revolutionaries). She also became heavily involved with groups such as the Black Panthers and the Young Lords, as well as both the GLF and GAA. Rivera is considered to be one of the most important activists to be involved in the riots, and is referred to by some as the Rosa Parks of the transgender rights
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1943 Race Riots-The Flame That Started the Fire Detroit City, the motor capital of the world, was roaring with jobs in 1943. Black’s from the South migrated North in search of jobs, new homes, and opportunities. In a prominent white area, the migration of blacks was not wanted. Segregation was still present throughout the U.S. Contrary to popular belief, the first largest race riot in Detroit on June 20th, 1943, was started by whites. World War II was underway which created more needs than the average company could produce.
The Scottsboro Boys is the tale of nine innocent young black men accused of rape by two white women. Tome’s production of Scottsboro is amazing and heart-wrenching. Haywood Patterson, the only Scottsboro boy to die in jail, strives to always tell the truth because of past trauma, and Tru Verret-Fleming portrays Patterson perfectly, his acting leaves nothing to be desired. The choreography throughout the musical is unbelievably graceful and thoughtful. Britton Mauk’s set design has a simplistic but timely approach, which helps the audience pay attention to the show, rather than elaborate set pieces.
Marsha P. Johnson was a Black actress, drag queen, sex worker, and trans woman who lived from June 27, 1944 to July 6, 1992 (Born; Parker; Pay It No Mind). She is best remembered for being at the center of the 1969 Stonewall Riots (Tungol). In fact, some claim that she started these riots on June 28, 1969 after racist and homophobic police officers raided The Stonewall Inn, a known gay club in New York City’s Greenwich Village (Born; Gossett). Additionally, with the support of Sylvia Rivera, who she was mentoring at the time, she founded the Street Transvestite Action Revolutionaries (STAR) in 1970, which provided a safe space for homeless transgender teens and drag queens and advocated for the inclusion of transgender rights in the gay rights
The deadliest race riot in the United States occurred between May 30 and June 1, 1921. The city of Tulsa grew from 10,000 to 100,000 in just 11 years (3.) Down town Tulsa offered all white residents anything from furniture stores to speakeasies (3.) Segregation forced African Americans to create their own community. This community was known as Greenwood or "The Black Wall Street" (2.)
On June 28, 1969, a police raid took place at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, which is in Manhattan, New York. Three drag queens and a lesbian were arrested for no stated reason. The on looking crowd grew violent and it turned into a riot. This was considered a hate crime. It’s known as the Stonewall Riots and it brought the SAGA (LGBTQIA+) community close together and started up pride movements.
During the civil rights movement of the fifties and sixties Malcolm X became one of the most outspoken and often volatile spokesperson for the Nation of Islam. Malcolm X, unlike his counterpart Martin Luther King Jr. who was fighting to stop segregation, believed in a separatist society condemning and accusing the white population of suppressing the black communities by denying access to education and other publicly funded resources. After a pilgrimage to the holy land Malcolm X changed his name and became known by his Islamic name Malik El-Shabazz, and became a nonviolent activist who created organizations to better the black communities. Malcolm Little was born in Omaha, Nebraska in 1925, to parents Louise and Earl Little. Malcolm’s
Not long since the 20th century, there were violent manifestations of hostility toward African-Americans in the North and South. Between 1900 to 1908, anti-black riots broke out in cities such as New York, and in scattered locations in the South. One of the most important civil rights organizations, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was formed partly in response to the high rates of lynching and the 1908 race riot in Springfield, Illinois which was the resting place of President Abraham Lincoln. As a matter of fact, African-Americans were actually lynched within half a mile of President Lincoln’s home. Their cup was filled, and they hardly had the voice to cry out against this outrage.
The Rodney King trial started as a drunk driving incident but ended in the destruction of Los Angeles. King was in a high speed chase with the Las Angeles Police department and when they caught him King was then viciously beat up and attacked. This was one of the first police brutality incidents filmed and released to the general public and eventually ended the era of not showing what happens behind closed doors. Along with being one of the first police brutality incidents filmed, it was also one of the first police brutality incidents taken to court. A lot of attention and controversy surrounded this trial just because of how it hit America.
The Attica Prison riot of 1971 was caused by a variety of problems, but is unanimously attributed to the death of the African-American activist and author George Jackson. While incarcerated at San Quinton, Jackson’s work reached readers on an international level and inspired prisoners throughout the country. Inmates at the Attica state prison faced harsh conditions and without any other escape, used George Jackson’s, and other activist’s writing as a way to tolerate their environment. Temperatures reached well over one hundred degrees during the summer, prisoners were allowed less than one shower per week, and basic necessities such as toilet paper and medical treatment were withheld from inmates. These harsh conditions created a platform for
I am going to be running the Regent 's Park 10k run for a charity named Stonewall. I chose this charity as it is something I 'm extremely passionate about. This charity supports LGBT youth who are struggling with bullying. I am passionate about this subject as I struggled in and throughout primary and secondary school coming to terms with who I am and the names people called me. This bullying was a main part of why I suffered severe depression; With the right help though, I was back in a better and happier state of mind.
Followers exercised their rights to protest racial discrimination in employment, segregated public schooling, and demanded minimum wage for all workers. Being the largest gathering in history, pressure was growing on a national level for the President John F Kennedy (JFK) to push for the civil rights laws to pass. King’s idealism and national attention brought to the March on Washington helped the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The Civil Rights Act, “banned discrimination in employment and public accommodations based on, ‘race, color, religion, or national origin.”
Stephanie Watson has written more than two dozen books. She is also a regular contributor to several online and print publications, including HowStuffWorks and Cancer Monthly. Watson holds a bachelor's degree in mass communications from Boston University. This story revolves around gay and persecutions which they were facing and how an act of police turned it in to uproar and later a movement. The Stonewall riots were a series of unpremeditated, ferocious demonstrations and lobby by members of the gay (LGBT) community.
Civil disobedience has been discerned in numerous time periods of American history. The definition of disobedience can be interpreted when one or a group prioritizes their conscience of their beliefs over the dictation of laws through rebellion. Notable historical events of slavery and independence has been marked with the disobedience of government laws. Even though the disobedience of societal laws can undermine the corruption of the government, disobedience has undeniably steer societal progress. A form of civil disobedience was the fight for independence of the colonies in the American Revolution.
When I first began this project I had lingering memories of the Detroit Riot. I had turned fourteen years old earlier that same month. In doing the research I learned that it wasn 't a race riot as I had been told, or as some still believe. Instead, it was about a group of people upset and discontented with how they were being treated, where they lived, and how they were being taken advantage of by local store owners.
History Fair Topic Thesis staement: Until the 1960s Americans of the LGBT+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual and other) community were discriminated against and had limited rights. On June 28th, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, A popular gay bar in New York City (Greenwich Village), members of the LGBT+ community was harassed by policemen that night. Outraged civilians rioted until the early morning and had violent protest and demonstrations that lasted 6 days, the Stonewall Riots became a major turning point for gay rights in the United