Series
American Experience
Episode
Stonewall Uprising
Raw Footage
Interview with Dick Leitsch, 1 of 3
Producing Organization
WGBH Educational Foundation
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Description
In this interview, Dick Leitsch, former president of the Mattachine Society, talks about his work with the Society in the 1960s and early LGBT activism both before and after the Stonewall uprising. Other topics include police raids and entrapment laws, local politics and political figures, the mafia gay bars, life in the Village and on the Upper West Side, and his personal experience during 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
Asset type
Raw Footage
Topics
History
LGBTQ
Rights
Copyright 2011 WGBH Educational Foundation
Media type
Moving Image
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Credits
Interviewee: Leitsch, Dick
Producing Organization: WGBH Educational Foundation
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Citations
Chicago: “American Experience; Stonewall Uprising; Interview with Dick Leitsch, 1 of 3,” 2011-00-00, American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC, accessed July 19, 2019, http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-pr7mp4wr01.
MLA: “American Experience; Stonewall Uprising; Interview with Dick Leitsch, 1 of 3.” 2011-00-00. American Archive of Public Broadcasting (WGBH and the Library of Congress), Boston, MA and Washington, DC. Web. July 19, 2019. <http://americanarchive.org/catalog/cpb-aacip_15-pr7mp4wr01>.
APA: American Experience; Stonewall Uprising; Interview with Dick Leitsch, 1 of 3. Boston, MA: 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-pr7mp4wr01