Fifty years ago, in the early morning hours of June 28, 1969, police raided the Stonewall Inn, a gay bar in New York City's Greenwich Village. Tensions erupted into protests. For the next two nights there were fires; there were arrests; there was mass chaos -- and escalating violence. Ultimately, the demonstrations would become the catalyst for the modern LGBTQ rights movement -- in the United States and around the world. Former President Barack Obama named the iconic Stonewall Inn a national monument for gay rights, the first ever such designation. He said the monument would "tell the story."
On Saturday, June 29, the night before NYC's famed Pride Parade steps off along Fifth Avenue, tune into News 4 at 7 p.m. for a 30-minute special on what happened at Stonewall 50 years ago, what has happened since -- and where we go from here.