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April's Selection

Stonewall by Professor Martin Duberman

Lesson with Professor Jenn M. Jackson
Wednesday, April 19th, at 2pm PT / 5pm ET

Stonewall: The Definitive Story of the LGBTQ Rights Uprising that Changed America is a seminal exploration of queer liberation's birth and the LGBTQ+ activists who made it possible, including legends Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera. With riveting narrative skill, renowned historian and activist Professor Martin Duberman re-creates those revolutionary, sweltering nights in vivid detail through the lives of six people who were drawn into the struggle for LGBTQ rights. Their stories combine to form an unforgettable portrait of the repression that led up to the riots, which culminates when they triumphantly participate in the first gay rights march of 1970, the roots of today's pride marches.

Eric will be joined by Professor Jenn M. Jackson, an Assistant Professor at Syracuse University in the department of Political Science. Their forthcoming book Black Women Taught Us (Random House Press, 2023) is a history of Black women’s activism, movement organizing, and philosophical work.

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