Stonewall Riots - INFO 498 G - Winter Quarter 2023

“Men danced with men, often for the first time in their lives.”
― Ann Bausum, Stonewall: Breaking Out in the Fight for Gay Rights

About The Event

The Stonewall riots were a series of protests and clashes that occurred in June 1969 in New York City. The riots began when police raided the Stonewall Inn, a popular gay bar in the Greenwich Village neighborhood. Patrons fought back, and the protests continued for several days, with activists and allies demanding an end to police harassment and discrimination against LGBTQ+ people. The riots are seen as a turning point in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights and sparked a broader movement for equality and visibility. Today, the Stonewall Inn is recognized as a national historic landmark and is widely considered a symbol of LGBTQ+ resistance and resilience.


In this Stonewall Riots data analysis, our team will be analyzing this historic event via the three sub research questions below:

What are the common words that were used in Stonewall Riots?

What is the significance of sentiment analysis in the context of the Stonewall Riots?

What topics were mentioned during the Stonewall Riots?

In order to answer our final research question

How did media coverage of the Stonewall riots shape public perception and understanding of the events?

To answer those questions, we have sufficient data visualization tools to analyze the related dataset and perform data analysis. More is explained on the data visualization page.


Mike Deng, Jennifer Feng, Kiana Gregorich, Esther Ko