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Dewey's Sit-in

 
 
Dewey's Sit-in Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2019
1. Dewey's Sit-in Marker
Inscription.  Activists led one of the nation’s first LGBT sit-ins here in 1965 after homosexuals were denied service at Dewey’s restaurant. Inspired by African American lunch counter sit-ins, this event prompted Dewey’s to stop its discriminatory policy, an early victory for LGBT rights.
 
Erected 2018 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.944′ N, 75° 10.151′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on South 17th Street south of Saint James Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located along the sidewalk, directly across 17th Street from the Warwick Hotel entrance. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 235 South 17th Street, Philadelphia PA 19103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Louis I. Kahn (approx. 0.2 miles away); Alfred J. Reach (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Page Nicholson (approx. ¼ mile away); George Gordon Meade (approx. ¼ mile away); Artillery Corps Washington Grays (approx. ¼ mile
Dewey's Sit-in Marker<br>(<i>tall view from South 17th Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 26, 2019
2. Dewey's Sit-in Marker
(tall view from South 17th Street)
away); Union League of Philadelphia (approx. ¼ mile away); Frank Furness (approx. ¼ mile away); Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  1965: Philadelphia Dewey's Restaurant Sit In. After Dewey's restaurant began refusing to serve suspected homosexual customers three teenagers staged a sit down protest, possibly the first sit down protest in support of Gay rights. Their arrest lead to a campaign by local Gay activists against discrimination at the restaurant. (Submitted on June 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Additional keywords. LGBT, LGBTQ
 
Categories. Civil RightsNotable Events
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on June 27, 2019. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 122 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on June 26, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2. submitted on June 27, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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