Stonewall Riots
Author Recalls the Event That Changed LGBT History

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Martin Duberman, author of “Stonewall,” remembers the event that catalyzed the modern gay rights movement. The Stonewall Riots on June 28, 1969 were a response to a police raid of the Stonewall Inn, the hub of New York City’s gay night scene. According to Duberman, “for some mysterious reason,” the … Continue reading

LGBT Pride Parade
Pride in New York City


People involved in both the Stonewall Riots in 1969 and the first ever gay pride march in 1970 explain the importance of the march. They explain that the demonstration, beginning on Christopher Street in New York City, helped to commemorate the riots and spark more political action in the gay … Continue reading

Battle of Orgreave
Courts ‘Don’t Even Say Sorry’ over Bloody Clash

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David Michael Wilson, one of 95 charged with rioting and unlawful assembly, during the Battle of Orgreave strike describe the police brutality he experienced during that infamous day on June 18, 1984. The bloody clash between the South Yorkshire police and the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) over pit closures … Continue reading

On Mandela’s Death: ‘I Cried Myself to Sleep’

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Nelson Mandela’s close friend, Ebrahim Moolla, reacts to Mandela’s death on December 5, 2013 and reflects on their meaningful friendship. Mandela used Moolla’s apartment as the secret headquarters for his early revolutionary activities defying racial segregation in South Africa. Moolla explains why defying Apartheid was a cause that he and … Continue reading

Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989
Tiananmen Square Protests Unknown to Current Chinese Students

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Beijing University students struggle to identify the iconic “Tank Man” image that captures an unidentified protester standing before a row of tanks the morning after the Tiananmen Square Massacre of 1989. Although the Tiananmen Square Protests were primarily led by Beijing University students, the muddled facts on this historical event … Continue reading

Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989
Parents Mourn Son’s Unsung Death in Tiananmen Square Protest

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Wu Dingfu and Song Xiuling lament the death of their son, Wu Guofeng, a 20-year-old Chinese student who was among the first victims of the 1989 Tiananmen Square Massacre. On June 4, 1989, Wu Guofeng set out to document the student-led protests in Beijing with his camera, but instead was shot … Continue reading

Freedom Riders
Freedom Rider: ‘That’s the Way I Was Going to Die’

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Fifty years after the Aniston, Alabama attack on a bus that protesting Freedom Riders were on, the survivors give their personal accounts. They explain such emotional things as the sights of the tragedy, as well as trying to figure out the least painful way to die. The young Freedom Riders … Continue reading

Freedom Riders
The Freedom Riders 50 Years Later

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Freedom Riders fifty years after the nonviolent movement tell their personal and powerful stories about the suffering they endured while peacefully protesting the fact that desegregation laws were not being enforced in the southern states. The stories show the courage that the Freedom Riders upheld and their determination to not … Continue reading