Gay Liberation in Photos
A talk and slideshow with photographer Ellen Shumsky

In June of 1969, a not uncommon police raid of the gay bar, the Stonewall Inn, was met with a spontaneous resistance that launched the modern Gay Liberation Movement here in Greenwich Village. Ellen Shumsky, a young photographer, joined the movement as an activist and documentarian. As an insider, she captured images of the people, the meetings, the marches, demonstrations, celebrations and the emerging community.

These images appear in the book, “Portrait of a Decade 1968-1978,” edited by Flavia Rando, Ph.D., with poetry by Fran Winant, both of who joined the Movement in the Stonewall Summer. Ellen, Fran, and Flavia will present a slide show and talk about these exciting years.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015
12:40 pm

Jefferson Market Library, 6th Avenue at 10th Street