Stonewall at 40: The Voice Articles that Sparked a Final Night of Rioting
The two articles featured in The Village Voice during the Stonewall riots, written by Howard Smith and Lucian Truscott IV.

Stonewall and Beyond: Lesbian and Gay Culture
A collection of original newspaper clippings as well as published firsthand accounts from Columbia University's Butler Library's 25th Anniversary exhibit in 1994.

Stonewall Riot Police Reports, June 28, 1969
From, police reports made the night of the riots list the names of police officers present as well as those arrested.,_June_28,_1969

Stonewall Riot Girl
An interview with director Kate Davis on the AMERICAN EXPERIENCE documentary.

Stonewall Riots 40th Anniversary: A Look Back at the Uprising that Launched the Modern Gay Rights Movement
From Democracy Now!, interviews featuring gay rights activists and author David Carter reflecting on the Stonewall riots and its legacy.

Images From the Stonewall Uprising's Final Night
From The New York Times, images taken during the last night of the riots.

The Stonewall Riots 40 Years Later
Features articles, videos and images about Stonewall from AARP.


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Teal, Donn. The Gay Militants: How Gay Liberation Began in America. 1969-1971. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995.

White, Edmund. City Boy: My Life in New York During the 1960s and 70s. New York: Bloomsbury, 2009.

My American Experience

My American Experience photos

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