Thursday, June 12, 2014
Arcus Foundation Funds Exhibit, Walking Tour On Christopher Street’s Role In Gay Movement
Nearly half a century after the gay rights movement found its rallying cry in the Stonewall riots in NYC, shops along Christopher Street plan to honor the local history with a walking tour and exhibits of the gay rights movement, supported in part by the Arcus Foundation.
"Stonewall 45: Windows into LGBT History," which kicks off June 16, will feature historic and modern-day photographs and newspaper clippings, along with a timeline of the key events in the fight for gay rights, in the windows of 26 merchants between Greenwich Street and Greenwich Avenue.
"I lived on Christopher Street for 10 years, and I've always been very frustrated that there really is very little sign of it on the street, a plaque, a statue," said Susanna Aaron, who organized the display. "Our kids don't learn this in school."
Aaron enlisted David Carter, author of "Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution," for help with the text on the exhibit's posters, and she also received support from the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and the Arcus Foundation...