June 28, 1969: Nine plainclothes policemen raid the Stonewall Inn on Christopher Street for selling liquor without a license, but the patrons refuse to go home. It is the opening scene of the modern gay rights movement.
Pin-back button [Christopher St. Gay Pride 1974], ca. 1974. Metal and plastic. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Roy Eddey, 2009.8.13