Stonewall Mythology

This June marks the fiftieth anniversary of the riots at The Stonewall Inn in New York City. The days-long series of marches and protests that immediately followed are widely celebrated as the beginning of the gay rights movement in the United States and many countries around the world. In the decades since, “Stonewall” has been transformed from a cluster of activist events into the mythological origins of a host of social and political movements.

Call for Proposals: From 1969 to 2019

1969—Stonewall, British troops sent to Northern Ireland, Equal Employment Opportunity, Biafra, Woodstock, Shirley Chisholm becomes the first Black congresswoman, the Apollo 11 moon landing, combat deaths in Vietnam exceed those in Korea, Alexander v. Holmes County Board of Education, Chappaquiddick, clearing the charred debris from the previous summer’s uprisings across US cities.