Open Road Media, 28 2013 - 330
The renowned LGBTQ historian pens both a fascinating account of the birth of gay liberation and a replay of the turbulent, society-changing 60s. (San Francisco Chronicle).

We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truthsthat all of us are created equalis the star that guides us still, just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall. President Obama, 2013 Inaugural AddressIn the summer of 1969, the Stonewall Inn, one of the few places where gay men could gather, was a mafia-run unlicensed bar in New York Citys Greenwich Village. An unforeseen raid on the night of June 28 by federal agents ignited the now-famous five days of Stonewall riots that kindled the nations gay rights movement. Expertly weaving personal, eyewitness accounts of the riots, Martin Dubermans Stonewall is an engrossing look at how six individuals, from distinctly different backgrounds, helped bring political and social awakening to the gay liberation movement.


LibraryThing Review

  - rsplenda477 - LibraryThing

A really well-researched and interesting portrayal of the gay rights movement in the United States. A great read for anyone interested in social movements of the 1960s.


  - Kirkus

An engrossingand long-overduelook at one of the seminal events in the history of gay activism: the Stonewall Riots of June 27-July 2, 1969. By filtering the genesis and events of the riots through ...



Martin Duberman is distinguished professor emeritus of history at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), where he founded the Center for Lesbian and Gay Studies, the first university-based LGBT research center in the United States. He is the author of more than twenty books, including three memoirs about his experience as a politically active gay man, and The Martin Duberman Reader (2013). A finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize, Duberman has received a Bancroft Prize, two Lambda Literary Awards, the American Historical Associations Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Publishing Triangles Bill Whitehead Award for Lifetime Achievement. In 2012, Amherst College presented Duberman with an honorary degree of doctor of humane letters.