publication date: Friday, June 28, 2019 (part of Summer 2019)

category: Activism

clue: Fifty years ago, when homosexual bar-goers had their backs against the wall, she got her civil rights and sparked a movement that helped everyone else get theirs.

explanation: Johnson was a key figure in the Stonewall riots that started June 28, 1969 and that sparked the LGBT+ liberation movement. She famously threw her shot glass against a mirror and declared, "I got my civil rights," in a moment that came to be called "the shot glass heard round the world." more…

difficulty: medium

solved by: Russ Wilhelm, Steve West, Chris Lemler, Richard Slominsky, Matthew Preston, Erik Bates, Aaron Shurtleff, and Stan Iwanchuk


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