Sylva-- On Wednesday, June 28th at 6 PM, the Jackson County Public Library is hosting a screening of the special screening of the documentary, 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 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.
For more information, please call the Jackson County Public Library in Sylva at 586-2016 or email at email@example.com. This event is co-sponsored by the Friends of the Jackson County Public Library.
The Jackson County Public Library is a member of Fontana Regional Library.