Marsha P. Johnson
publication date: Friday, June 28, 2019 (part of Summer 2019)
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…