The Stonewall Reader by  audiobook

The Stonewall Reader

Edited by the New York Public Library
Foreword by Edmund White
Introduction by Jason Baumann
Read by  various narrators

Penguin Audio
10.76 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781984846334

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"...a remarkable audio experience that emphasizes the revolutionary power of LGBTQ voices and provides an invaluable record of a community that refuses to be silenced." -AudioFile magazine Earphones Award winner For the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, an anthology chronicling the tumultuous fight for LGBTQ rights in the 1960s and the activists who spearheaded it, with a foreword by Edmund White. June 28, 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which is considered the most significant event in the gay liberation movement, and the catalyst for the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States. Drawing from the New York Public Library's archives, The Stonewall Reader is a collection of first accounts, diaries, periodic literature, and articles from LGBTQ magazines and newspapers that documented both the years leading up to and the years following the riots. Most importantly the anthology spotlights both iconic activists who were pivotal in the movement, such as Sylvia Rivera, co-founder of Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries (STAR), as well as forgotten figures like Ernestine Eckstein, one of the few out, African American, lesbian activists in the 1960s. The anthology focuses on the events of 1969, the five years before, and the five years after. Jason Baumann, the NYPL coordinator of humanities and LGBTQ collections, has edited and introduced the volume to coincide with the NYPL exhibition he has curated on the Stonewall uprising and gay liberation movement of 1969. *Includes a PDF of the list of stories and narrators as well as permissions credits.

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Summary

Summary

Finalist for the Randy Shilts Award for Gay Nonfiction

An Audiofile Magazine “Best of the Year” Audiobook

A Booklist Editors’ Choice of the Year's Best Audiobooks

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

"...a remarkable audio experience that emphasizes the revolutionary power of LGBTQ voices and provides an invaluable record of a community that refuses to be silenced." -AudioFile magazine Earphones Award winner For the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, an anthology chronicling the tumultuous fight for LGBTQ rights in the 1960s and the activists who spearheaded it, with a foreword by Edmund White. June 28, 2019 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which is considered the most significant event in the gay liberation movement, and the catalyst for the modern fight for LGBTQ rights in the United States. Drawing from the New York Public Library's archives, The Stonewall Reader is a collection of first accounts, diaries, periodic literature, and articles from LGBTQ magazines and newspapers that documented both the years leading up to and the years following the riots. Most importantly the anthology spotlights both iconic activists who were pivotal in the movement, such as Sylvia Rivera, co-founder of Street Transvestites Action Revolutionaries (STAR), as well as forgotten figures like Ernestine Eckstein, one of the few out, African American, lesbian activists in the 1960s. The anthology focuses on the events of 1969, the five years before, and the five years after. Jason Baumann, the NYPL coordinator of humanities and LGBTQ collections, has edited and introduced the volume to coincide with the NYPL exhibition he has curated on the Stonewall uprising and gay liberation movement of 1969. *Includes a PDF of the list of stories and narrators as well as permissions credits.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“[This is] an outstanding collection of archival recordings, interviews, and a company of voices that elevate the experiences of those whose words they speak.” Booklist (starred audio review)
“A vibrant chorus of more than 20 voices narrates this… kaleidoscopic view of the early Gay Liberation movement. The cast of narrators echoes this variety, offering performances that range from smooth and journalistic to intimate and emotive. Even more striking are the interviews featuring the real voices of notable figures…It’s a remarkable audio experience…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
“Illuminating and inspiring.” Publishers Weekly
“This masterful collection is perhaps one of the most exhaustive looks at the events surrounding Stonewall from the LGBTQ perspective and provides a wonderfully diverse cast of voices.” Library Journal
“A bold rallying cry that should help in the continuing fight for LGBTQ rights.” Kirkus Reviews

Reviews

Reviews

Details

Details

Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Nonfiction/Biography & Autobiography
Runtime: 10.76
Audience: Adult
Language: English