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Stonewall in Pictures


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The announcement of President Obama's recent designation of the site of the June 28, 1969 Stonewall uprising as a national monument prominently featured LGBT historical materials from the Library's Manuscripts & Archives Division available online in our Digital Collections. The images in the White House's video announcement include photographs of the Stonewall after the uprising, as well as historic photographs of pioneering LGBT activists of the 1960s and 1970s. These photographs were drawn from the archives of activist photojournalists Kay Tobin LahusenDiana Davies, and Richard Wandel. Some highlights include:

Diana Davies' photo of the Stonewall Inn in 1969.

Davies, Diana, 1938- (Photographer). Stonewall Inn (3)
Davies, Diana, 1938-, Photographer. Stonewall Inn. Image ID: 1582272

Kay Tobin Lahusen's photo of Frank Kameny in the first LGBT Pride March.

Kay Tobin Lahusen. Frank Kameny and Mattachine Society of Washington members marching.
Kay Tobin Lahusen. Frank Kameny and Mattachine Society of Washington members marching. Image ID: 1605906

And, Richard Wandel's photo of a Gay rights demonstration in Albany in 1971.

Richard Wandel. Rally crowd #1.
Richard Wandel. Rally crowd #1. Image ID: 1606014

These are just a small sample of the thousands of images illustrating LGBT civil rights struggles available on the Library's website. The White House's video announcement is available on YouTube.


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