Friday, June 19, 2009

The Documents

In celebration of the 40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, Outhistory.org has uploaded some official Stonewall Riot police reports detailing the exact what, where and whens of the "unusual occurrences" which took place that evening.

To honor the 40th anniversary celebration, in June 2009, of the Stonewall Riots, OutHistory.org is, for the first time, publishing nine pages of New York City Police Department records created early on the morning of the rebellion’s start, June 28, 1969.

Reproduced in facsimile with transcriptions, these sometimes hard-to-read but historic documents provide an immediate sense of what the police called an "Unusual Occurrence" at the Stonewall -- the rebellion that has come to symbolize the start of the modern, militant LGBTQ movement for civil rights and liberation.

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