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Stonewall Riots 40th Anniversary: Stonewall Riots 40th Anniversary

A guide to the Stonewall Riots of 1969, including library resources on the history of the Gay Rights Movement.

Stonewall on the Web

A selection of web resources discussing the 40th anniversary of the Stonewall riots, including audio, video, text and photographs.


Stonewall Riots 40th Anniversary


The Stonewall Riots started in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969 when police raided the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village.  In the melees that followed, Gays, Lesbians and Transvestites found a common voice and began the movement that would lead them toward liberation and acceptance in American society.

Forty years have passed since that night.  Many more battles have been fought on the streets and in the courtroom, and still the Gay, Lesbian and Transgender citizens of America do not have full equality and legal standing. This exhibit commemorates the 40 years of struggle and progress since Stonewall.

James P. Adams Library  ·  Rhode Island College  ·  600 Mount Pleasant Ave, Providence, RI 02908