On January 16, the New-York Historical Society will open Freedom Journey 1965: Stephen Somerstein Photographs from Selma to Montgomery. This exhibit features the stunning and historic photographs of Stephen Somerstein, documenting the Selma-to-Montgomery Civil Rights March in January 1965. We spoke to Mr. Somerstein about traveling to the march, the art of photography, and being present at a history-changing event.
What were your initial thoughts when you first became aware of the march?
I was editor of MAIN EVENTS, one...Read More
During World War II, the US, UK, and Canada teamed up for a research and development program to develop the first atomic bomb, which would be nicknamed the Manhattan Project. After word spread that one of Hitler's scientists had split an atom of uranium (a process known as fission), the Allies began work on creating the first atomic bomb before the Germans had a chance, by harnessing the energy created through fission.
One of the devices...Read More
We can all tell that Atlantic Puffins are some of the most adorable birds out there, but did you know they're also hopeless romantics? To mate, puffins form long-term relationships, where the male builds the nest and both parents incubate the egg and feed the chick, known as a "puffling." Happy Valentine's Day!
When John James Audubon witnessed the Atlantic Puffin during his trip to Labrador, he observed the great care puffins took to protect each...Read More
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New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
at Richard Gilder Way (77th Street)
New York, NY 10024