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Stonewall: Fortieth Anniversary

May 30, 2009 – August 2, 2009

Museum: American History Museum

Location: 1st Floor, West Wing, Archives Center Cases

The archival materials in these cases relating to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community are on view to mark the 40th anniversary of the modern gay rights movement, which began on June 28, 1969, with rioting at the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York.

In changing display cases, the Archives Center features items from the museum's archival collection that document America's history and its diverse cultures, ranging from correspondences, diaries, financial and legal documents, photographs, and sound recordings.

No photography permitted

 

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