Comic book effort to share story of the Stonewall riots
Sometimes we only learn of the fight, and lose perspective on where things started.
There is a need by society to gather information to make reasonable decisions on what path to take, but the responsibility lies with the story tellers to preserve the history of what took place.
It provides perspective.
One effort is making sure one story doesn't fade away to the generations.
Bluewater Productions is using crowdsourcing to help fund an effort to tell the story of the Stonewall Riots in a graphic novel.
"We are doing this project because sadly a lot if the younger generations don't even know what The Stonewall Riots are," said Darren Davis, the publisher of Bluewater Productions.
Davis hopes others can see the value in telling the story of the Stonewall Inn, a bar in New York that was run by the mafia, frequented by homosexuals and other "social deviants," and often the target of police harassment.
"In June of 1969, the bar was once again raided. The weary patrons were mad as hell and they weren't going to take it anymore. They fought back and continued to fight. The Stonewall Riots are what many consider the launch of the modern gay rights movement," Davis said. "This important piece of American history should not be let to fall to obscurity."
Davis believes the story can be told through a comic book format. His line of biography books have told the story of presidents, celebrities and notable people throughout history.
"We really need your help to make this a reality, not only for the LGBTQ community but a great biography that needs to be told," Davis said.
You can check out the campaign on Indiegogo.
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