35 Albert St.
Fifty Years Over the Rainbow : the Stonewall Riots and the legacy of Judy Garland
- Wednesday, July 3
- Main Library
- 7:00pm to 8:30pm
- Registration opens June 26
On the afternoon of June 27, 1969, Judy Garland’s funeral was held in Manhattan. Later that same evening in Greenwich Village, violent demonstrations erupted at the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay venue in the city when it was raided by police. The Stonewall Riots are widely considered to be the catalyst of the modern gay rights movement, while Judy Garland’s sustained connection with the gay community has only increased since her death. We’ll discuss the legacies of Judy Garland and the Stonewall Riots and how they continue to influence modern gay culture and society at large.
Presented by Michelle Johnston, a PhD student at Wilfrid Laurier University in history, with a focus on twentieth century American social and cultural history