"The Stonewall Riot Remembered" by Crosby
This paper, written by Tina Crosby in 1974, discusses her interviews with a number of those present during the first night of the Stonewall rebellion including: Craig Rodwell, Bob Kohler, Morty Manford, and Kevin Brew. Crosby states that she interviewed only 8 people concerning their perspective and memories about the event and notes that contacting a diverse range of people traditionally thought of as being present was difficult. Therefore, she chose to primarily focus on gay men- those who had become integral in the development of the gay rights movement. In excerpt 1 included here (top left), Crobsy discusses the lack of consensus about the details of the riot and its results. In excerpt 2 (center left) she talks to those who had been involved about the sense of meaning the rebellion has taken on, which mirror many of the thoughts conveyed by those interviewed for this project in 2016. Excerpt 3 (bottom left) discusses the raising of consciousness that the rebellion represents to this day.