Ready that TV and those recording devices, PBS's American Experience series will air a documentary about the event called Stonewall Uprising.
Monday, April 25th, 9:00-10:30 PM EDT.
In 1969, police could raid gay bars, throwing anyone they wanted to in jail just for being in the establishment. Gays, lesbians and drag queens could be behind the clinker as result of a law enforcement's whim.
Every state, except Illinois, had a law on the books that allowed the police force to do this.
But the night of June 28th, when the Stonewall Inn was raided, drag queens, gays and et al had had enough and fought back, igniting the gay rights movement. Those rebels are considered, without their knowing at the time, gay rights pioneers.
Viewers will watch filmmakers David Heilbroner and Kate Davis interview actual patrons that were at the Stonewall Inn that night, along with accounts from people that were on the streets when the mayhem ensued. This should be nothing short of engaging and enlightening!! We can't wait!!!!!!!
We are making this must-see TV--- especially with gay prides kicking off around the country in June.