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Stonewall records
1989-09  
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Description
The records include meeting minutes, correspondence, materials relating to the White Night riot at San Francisco’s City Hall (protesting the conviction of Dan White on two charges of voluntary manslaughter in the deaths of Harvey Milk and George Moscone) and flyers about Propositions 6 and 7.
Background
The Stonewall organization (originally the Stonewall Contingent) came into being shortly after the White Night riot at San Francisco’s City Hall (protesting the conviction of Dan White on two charges of voluntary manslaughter in the deaths of Harvey Milk and George Moscone). The contingent first appeared at a protest at the regular meeting of the city’s Police Commission, where discussion of the riot was not a scheduled item on the agenda. The group called for dropping the investigation (and all charges filed as a result of it) in the White Night riot. The group’s philosophical focus wove together the oppression of women, ethnic minorities, and the working class with their drive to protelarger progressive movement. Stonewall opposed the passage of the California state senator John Briggs’ Proposition 6 (which would have required the investigation and dismissal of gay and gay-friendly teachers) and Proposition 7 (the extension of judges’ power in applying the death penalty).
Extent
.2 linear feet (5 folders)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been transferred to the GLBT Historical Society.
Availability
Collection is open for research. Funding for processing this collection was provided by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).