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Fri, 06/17/2011 - 11:00am to 11:30am
"Remembering Stonewall," the first documentary on the riot that started modern gay activism

Remembering Stonewall

KBOO presents our annual broadcast of this radio documentary produced in 1989 by David Isay.

On Friday, June 27, 1969, eight officers from the public morals section of the first division New York City Police Department raided the Stonewall Inn, one of the city's largest and most popular gay bars. Raids on gay bars were common at that time, but this night the reaction to the raid was not. Patrons of the bar fought back, starting a riot, which is considered the beginning of modern gay activism.

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