How can commemorating our activist past help to build new hope for political change? Looking back to 1969, when she received news of the Stonewall riots and the American Indian occupation of Alcatraz, Jewelle Gomez explores the significance of these vitally interlinked events that shaped her personal and political identity.
As part of HWO’s ‘Remembering Stonewall’ feature, writer and activist Nivea Castro recounts her own memories of the riot in New York City in 1969.
What are we memorialising when we commemorate the Stonewall riots? In the first of a series of articles marking Stonewall’s 50th anniversary, Christopher Gioia reflects on the development of the Stonewall legend.