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Chicago, IL - Women & Children First

  • Women & Children First 5233 North Clark Street Chicago, IL, 60640 United States (map)

Paperback Launch: TINDERBOX by Robert Fieseler

An essential work of American civil rights history, Robert W. Fieseler's Tinderbox reconstructs the 1973 fire that devastated New Orleans’ subterranean gay community. Buried for decades, the Up Stairs Lounge tragedy has only recently emerged as a catalyzing event of the gay liberation movement. In revelatory detail, Fieseler chronicles the tragic event that claimed the lives of thirty-one men and one woman on June 24, 1973, at a New Orleans bar, the largest mass murder of gays until 2016…

Earlier Event: June 18
Naperville, IL -- Anderson's Bookshop
Later Event: June 20
Chicago, IL - 57th Street Books