SMITHSONIAN TIME CAPSULE: BEYOND STONEWALL
SMITHSONIAN CHANNEL MARKS THE 50-YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE STONEWALL UPRISING IN SMITHSONIAN TIME CAPSULE: BEYOND STONEWALL
DOCUMENTARY FEATURING EYEWITNESS ACCOUNTS OF THE RIOTS AND TRACING OVER 150 YEARS OF GAY LIFE PREMIERES MONDAY, JUNE 24 AT 8 PM ET/PT NEW YORK – May 21, 2019 – On June 28, 1969, a routine police raid of a gay bar in New York City turned into a violent conflict that ignited protests lasting for days. The Stonewall Inn Uprising is celebrated by many as the birth of the modern LGBTQ+ rights movement. But the history of gay life in America extends far before and after Stonewall.Using commentary from LGBTQ+ allies and icons (including Matthew Shepard’s parents, Stonewall eyewitness partici...