Program
Remembering Stonewall
Producing Organization
Pacifica Radio
Contributing Organization
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia (Athens, Georgia)
AAPB ID
cpb-aacip-526-q814m92m38
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Description
Program Description
"On Friday, June 27, 1969, almost precisely at midnight, eight officers from the Public Morals Section of the Frist Division New York City Police Department pulled up in front of the Stonewall Inn, one of the citys largest and most popular Gay bars. At that time, Gay bars were routinely raided by the vice squad. Patrons, frightened at having their identities revealed, would follow all orders form the police-- if they were told to leave the bar, they did so quickly and quietly; if they were to be arrested, they complied obediently. But on this Friday night at the Stonewall Inn, things were different. It began with a drag queen clobbering her arresting officer over the head with a high-heeled shoe, and blossomed into a full-fledged riot. What happened on that night at the Stonewall Inn would spark a revolution." Remembering Stonewall , aired in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of the riots, is the first-ever documentary-- in any medium-- about Stonewall. It weaves together the perspectives of the participants in the riots-- from Deputy Inspector Seymour Pine, who marshalled the raid; to Sylvia Rivera, one of the drag queens who battled most fiercely that night, to create a vivid portrait of the historic event. It looks at life for gay men and lesbians in the era before Stonewall through the eyes of people like Bruhs Mero and Gean Harwood, a gay couple who have been together for sixty years, and Gerry Faier, an eighty-year-old lesbian. It examines how Stonewall [affected] gay politics and history, through people like Randy Wicker, the first openly-gay person to appear on television and radio, Joan Nestle, founder of the Lesbian Herstory Archives, and yippie-leader Jim Fourrat, who helped found the Gay Liberation Front, which marked the beginning of modern gay activism, on the third night of the Stonewall Riots."--1989 Peabody Awards entry form.
Broadcast Date
1989-06-17
Asset type
Program
Media type
Sound
Duration
00:28:50.208
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Credits
Producing Organization: Pacifica Radio
AAPB Contributor Holdings
The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia
Identifier: cpb-aacip-02dae358f65 (Filename)
Format: 1/4 inch audio cassette
Duration: 0:29:00
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Citations
Chicago: “Remembering Stonewall,” 1989-06-17, The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed June 26, 2022, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-q814m92m38.
MLA: “Remembering Stonewall.” 1989-06-17. The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. June 26, 2022. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-q814m92m38>.
APA: Remembering Stonewall. Boston, MA: The Walter J. Brown Media Archives & Peabody Awards Collection at the University of Georgia, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (GBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Retrieved from http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip-526-q814m92m38