The Newseum continues its series of programs celebrating the “Rise Up: Stonewall and the LGBTQ Rights Movement” exhibit with an evening featuring CNN anchor Don Lemon.
The program is the latest in a series of events marking the 50th anniversary of the June 1969 police raid of New York’s Stonewall Inn and the protests that inspired the modern gay liberation movement. The “Rise Up” exhibit explores what happened at Stonewall and how it gave rise to a 50-year fight for civil rights for LGBTQ Americans.
Lemon will discuss media coverage of the gay rights movement from its early days to the present and how media coverage has helped change public views about the LGBTQ community. He will also talk about his own life and career.
Lemon anchors “CNN Tonight with Don Lemon,” airing weeknights at 10 pm. He also serves as a correspondent across CNN for U.S. programming. Based in the network’s New York bureau, Lemon joined CNN in September 2006.
A VIP reception will be hosted after the program for Friends of the First Amendment Society and Corporate Engagement Program members. To learn how you can attend this VIP function, please contact Cecelia Cizek at 202/292-6557, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presented by Wells Fargo.
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