Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement
By the Newseum
When: On display through Dec. 31, 2019
Where: 555 Pennsylvania Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20001 Level 6
“Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement,” an exhibit that will explore the modern gay rights movement in the United States, will mark the 50th anniversary of a June 1969 police raid of the Stonewall Inn (new window) in New York’s Greenwich Village. The protests following the raid are considered to be the catalyst that inspired the modern gay liberation movement and the ongoing fight for LGBTQ civil rights.
“Rise Up” explores what happened at the Stonewall Inn and how it gave rise to a 50-year fight for civil rights for LGBTQ Americans. Over the years, activists have used their First Amendment freedoms to demand an end to discrimination against LGBTQ Americans in housing, employment and public accommodations.
The exhibit will include a yearlong program series featuring journalists, authors, politicians and other newsmakers who have led the fight for equality.