Born on December 24, 1920 she was known as the first person to strike a cop in the face as she was arrested, sparking the Stonewall Riots. But in her words, “It was a rebellion, it was an uprising, it was a civil rights disobedience – it wasn't no damn riot.” She died on May 24, 2014, age 93. She was awesome!!

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