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Rise Up: Stonewall And The LGBTQ Rights Movement

Special Exhibitions Gallery
October 17, 2021 - May 8, 2022

Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement explores the June 1969 police raid of the Stonewall Inn as the flashpoint that ignited the modern gay rights movement in the United States. In the fifty years since the Stonewall Uprising, America’s LGBTQ population has struggled for equal rights and representation under the law. Rise Up shares the voices and tells the stories of this movement.

Blending together historic images and artifacts of the LGBTQ+ rights movement, the 85 items on display in Rise Up include posters from Harvey Milk’s campaign for public office in San Francisco, an original rainbow flag signed by its creator Gilbert Baker, and early LGBTQ magazines and publications.

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Presenting Sponsors

     

 

Supporters

Susan L. Karkomi & Marvin J. Leavitt / Karkomi Family Fund

Lester & Edward Anixter Family Foundation

Brenda & Lance Feis

Mindy & Jonathan Gray

 

Contributors

In Honor of Harry & Harriet Bernbaum

 

Additional Funders

Morris & Judith Rosenzweig Family Foundation

Juliet & Michael Gray

Matthew Saleski

Laura Elizabeth Tanner

Golder Family Foundation

 

Media Partners

 

Community Partners: Center on Halsted; The Chicago LGBT Hall of Fame; Equality Illinois; The Legacy Project; Making Gay History; Or Chadash of Temple Sholom of Chicago

Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement was developed by the Newseum. The Newseum is an affiliate of the Freedom Forum, whose mission is to foster First Amendment freedoms for all.  freedomforum.org

   

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