Museums, Myths and Memories (Final Abstract)

Museums, Myths and Memories (Final Abstract) - On June 28th...

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On June 28 th 1969, the police ran what was known as a typical, routine raid, at the time, on the Stonewall Inn, located in Greenwich Village, New York City. The raid had not gone as planned. After being fed up with the harassment, bullying and embarrassment that came with these raids, the LGBT community refused to show proper identification of their gender. Anybody that wasn’t arrested waited patiently outside and soon the crowd grew almost ten times in size, yet they remained almost silent. There is still debate over what sparked the riot; whether it was a butch lesbian or a male drag queen is still unknown. What we do know is the crowd erupted. Soon enough bottles, coins and later on even rocks were being thrown at the police, all while the crowd shouted things such as “Gay Power” and singing “We Shall Overcome”. The Tactical Police Force was called in to break up the riot, but it was too late, word had spread and so had the crowd. As the
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