Women in New York City have a long history of taking to streets and stages to make their voices heard. The suffrage parades of the 1910s captured the attention of the city and helped convince men that women were engaged citizens who deserved the right to vote. This past weekend, 200,000 women and men again demanded a political voice right outside the doors of the New-York Historical Society.
Telling the Stories of Women on the March
by Ted O'Reilly, Curator & Head of the Manuscript Department
As part of the New-York Historical Society’s Presidency Project, the Patricia D. Klingenstein Library is displaying a selection of documents highlighting the earliest moments of the American presidency. Included are a leaf from the notes of Rufus King at the Constitutional Convention (a very rare source on its proceedings), an exceptional 1789 letter from John Adams regarding danger within the new government, and a letter from...Read More
On October 2, former NYC Mayor Edward I. Koch (now of bridge fame) spoke at the opening reception for WWII & NYC. Having served in WWII, he recounted his memories of the war, and reminded the audience of the great, shared sacrifice thousands of Americans made. Below is his speech.
I was 19 when I was drafted into the US Army in 1943. After 17 weeks of basic training, I was assigned to the 104th Infantry...Read More
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