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Sylvia Ray Rivera and Stonewall
  • John Gerken, artist
    active: United States
    Josh MacPhee, organizer
    born 1973
    C & D Printshop, printer
  • Sylvia Ray Rivera and Stonewall, 2001
  • Celebrate People's History Poster Series
  • Where object was made: United States
  • color offset lithograph
  • Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 413 x 264 mm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 16 1/4 x 10 3/8 in
  • Museum purchase: Elmer F. Pierson Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2016.0124.009
Description

Illustration of Silvia Ray Rivera in the style of a spray-painted stencil, executed in black and yellow. Descriptive text at top and bottom of images. Below the image is a quote by Rivera describing the beginning of the Stonewall Riots, also known as the Stonewall Uprising or Stonewall Rebellion. These were protests and demonstrations in 1969 by the gay (LGBT) community against a police raid in Greenwich Village, Manhattan.