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Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum presents "Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement" opening day

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Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum will present a new special exhibition, "Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement." An uprising in the summer of 1969 against police harassment at the Stonewall Inn, an illegal gay bar in New York’s Greenwich Village, propelled a grassroots movement and inspired a generation to protest and demand acceptance and equality.

"Rise Up" is a special exhibition developed by the Freedom Forum to mark the 50th anniversary of the June 1969 police raid of the Stonewall Inn. The exhibition explores the modern LGBTQ rights movement in the U.S. and its origins in the protests that followed the raid.

Through powerful artifacts, images, and historic publications, "Rise Up" chronicles the events leading up to the Stonewall Inn riots and other key moments in LGBTQ history, including the 1978 assassination of Harvey Milk, the AIDS crisis, the public coming out of U.S. Representative Barney Frank, the enactment of hate crime legislation, the repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell," and the fight for marriage equality.

"Rise Up" also looks at popular culture’s role in influencing attitudes about the LGBTQ community through film, television, and music and examines how the LGBTQ rights movement harnessed the power of public protest to change laws and shatter stereotypes.

The exhibition will be on display through June 18.

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum will present a new special exhibition, "Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement." An uprising in the summer of 1969 against police harassment at the Stonewall Inn, an illegal gay bar in New York’s Greenwich Village, propelled a grassroots movement and inspired a generation to protest and demand acceptance and equality.

"Rise Up" is a special exhibition developed by the Freedom Forum to mark the 50th anniversary of the June 1969 police raid of the Stonewall Inn. The exhibition explores the modern LGBTQ rights movement in the U.S. and its origins in the protests that followed the raid.

Through powerful artifacts, images, and historic publications, "Rise Up" chronicles the events leading up to the Stonewall Inn riots and other key moments in LGBTQ history, including the 1978 assassination of Harvey Milk, the AIDS crisis, the public coming out of U.S. Representative Barney Frank, the enactment of hate crime legislation, the repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell," and the fight for marriage equality.

"Rise Up" also looks at popular culture’s role in influencing attitudes about the LGBTQ community through film, television, and music and examines how the LGBTQ rights movement harnessed the power of public protest to change laws and shatter stereotypes.

The exhibition will be on display through June 18.

WHEN

WHERE

Dallas Holocaust and Human Rights Museum
300 N Houston St, Dallas, TX 75202, USA
https://www.dhhrm.org/

TICKET INFO

$12-$16

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