• From March to Marketing: The Changing Face of Pride

    26 days ago - By Smithsonian

    By Franklin A. Robinson, Jr. The Stonewall uprising of 1969 was triggered by a New York Police Department raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar located at 53 Christopher Street in New York City's Greenwich Village. Although a common NYPD practice at the time, on this particular occasion patrons rebelled and fought back, igniting the spark leading to the modern gay rights movements. The Archives Center at NMAH has been actively collecting documents, ephemera, and Pride-related materials since the early 2000s. While the uprising may have been the spark, the marches commemorating the uprising...
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