On October 23, 1915, over 25,000 women marched up Fifth Avenue in New York City to advocate for women's suffrage. At that point, the fight had been ongoing for more than 65 years, with the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 first passing a resolution in favor of women's suffrage. Unfortunately, they wouldn't find success for another five years.
New York's 1915 suffrage parade was the largest held in the city until that time. But many still had...Read More
Nearly 100 years ago, the RMS Titanic sank in the Atlantic after striking an iceberg. Over 1,500 died, and the event continues to serve as a cautionary tale of the dangers of overconfidence. There were many who risked their lives to save those on the sinking Titanic, including Sir Arthur Henry Rostron. Rostron was the master of the ocean liner RMS Carpathia, which was also in the North Atlantic when it received a distress call from the Titanic.
Rostron was...Read More
Our new exhibition Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion focuses much on the question of immigration in America: who is allowed, who isn't, how many people should come, and why. These issues are extremely apparent in the passing of the Chinese Exclusion act of 1882, which barred Chinese immigration into America, and required that all Chinese entering or re-entering the country had to prove their identity and eligibility or risk being denied entry. The Act was repealed in...Read More
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New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
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New York, NY 10024