Compilation of photos from the Stonewall riots of 1969.
“A large crowd gathered outside the Stonewall Inn to watch the police conduct the raid, began heckling the officers, then hurled coins, bottles and garbage. The police, unaccustomed to resistance from homosexuals, barricaded themselves inside the bar. When police reinforcements arrived they charged into the crowd, and a full-fledged riot ensued. Confrontations continued over the next six nights. A spark had been lit, and the Gay Rights Movement was born.”—