Series
American Experience
Episode
Stonewall Uprising
Raw Footage
Interview with Martha Shelley, 2 of 2
Producing Organization
WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributing Organization
WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/15-46d26pz2
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Description
In this interview, Martha Shelley discusses repression in the 1950's, the Shelley Radio Show at Barnard College, her experience in the Daughters of Bilitis, the Mattachine Society, police brutality, bar raids, and organizing the Gay Liberation Front after the Stonewall uprising.
In the early morning hours of June 28, 1969 police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village section of New York City. Such raids were not unusual in the late 1960s, an era when homosexual sex was illegal in every state but Illinois. That night, however, the street erupted into violent protests and street demonstrations that lasted for the next six days. The Stonewall riots, as they came to be known, marked a major turning point in the modern gay civil rights movement in the United States and around the world.
Date
2011-00-00
Topics
History
LGBTQ
Rights
Copyright 2011 WGBH Educational Foundation
Media type
Moving Image
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Credits
Interviewee: Shelley, Martha
Producing Organization: WGBH Educational Foundation
AAPB Contributor Holdings
WGBH
Identifier: 010 (WGBH Item ID)
Format: DVCPRO 50
Generation: Original footage

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Citations
Chicago: “American Experience; Stonewall Uprising; Interview with Martha Shelley, 2 of 2,” 2011-00-00, WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed March 22, 2019, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-46d26pz2.
MLA: “American Experience; Stonewall Uprising; Interview with Martha Shelley, 2 of 2.” 2011-00-00. WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. March 22, 2019. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-46d26pz2>.
APA: American Experience; Stonewall Uprising; Interview with Martha Shelley, 2 of 2. Boston, MA: WGBH, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-46d26pz2