Series
American Experience
Episode
Stonewall Uprising
Raw Footage
Interview with Yvonne Ritter, 1 of 2
Producing Organization
WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributing Organization
WGBH (Boston, Massachusetts)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip/15-96k0r7rb
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Description
In this interview, Yvonne "Butch" Ritter discusses Christine Jorgensen and gender identification, police raids and entrapment, and celebrating her eighteenth birthday at Stonewall when the uprising occurred.
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: Ritter, Yvonne
Producing Organization: WGBH Educational Foundation
AAPB Contributor Holdings
WGBH
Identifier: 035 (WGBH Item ID)
Format: DVCPRO 50
Generation: Original footage

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Citations
Chicago: “American Experience; Stonewall Uprising; Interview with Yvonne Ritter, 1 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_15-96k0r7rb.
MLA: “American Experience; Stonewall Uprising; Interview with Yvonne Ritter, 1 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_15-96k0r7rb>.
APA: American Experience; Stonewall Uprising; Interview with Yvonne Ritter, 1 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_15-96k0r7rb