Stonewall Inn, June 28, 1969

In the early hours of Saturday, 28 June 1969, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons began rioting in response to a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar at 53 Christopher Street in New York City. This event and further riots and protests in the following nights were to be the defining moment in […]

Tiananmen Square Crackdown, 1989

This past weekend marked the 28th Anniversary of the tragic crackdown and massacre of protesters in Beijing's Tiananmen Square.  Students calling for a more democratic government were met with Chinese troops and tanks in a brutal show of force.  Although there is no officially reported death toll, estimates range from several hundred to thousands. At the National Museum … Continue reading Tiananmen Square Crackdown, 1989

Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day, honoring the men and women who died serving in the United States Military.  In cities and towns across the country, Americans will line the streets of downtowns to watch parades or visit cemeteries and memorials. An annual national moment of remembrance can be observed at 3:00 p.m. local time. Memorial Day was originally … Continue reading Memorial Day

Mother’s Day

The holiday of Mother’s Day began as an antiwar statement and a vehicle for women’s activism , but numerous people and organizations have tried to seize Mother's Day for their own various causes or purposes throughout the years. It was, however, the actions of the modern day Mother’s Day founder, which really steal the show. The … Continue reading Mother’s Day

The Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue

New York's Easter Parade began as a religious and fashion spectacular in the 1880's, conceived in New York's ornate Gothic churches such as St. Patrick's Cathedral, Trinity Episcopal Church, and St. Thomas' Episcopal Church. In the nineteenth century, the sanctuaries of these churches were decorated in abundance with Easter flowers, which inspired church members to … Continue reading The Easter Parade on Fifth Avenue