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Student Historian Jonathan Brown Meets First Lady Michelle Obama

On Monday, November 19, the New-York Historical Society was honored with the 2012 National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award for its Student Historian program. Student Historian Jonathan Brown, a senior at Frederick Douglass Academy in New York City, accepted the award from First Lady Michelle Obama on behalf of the New-York Historical Society! We spoke with Jonathan […]

Memorial Day: The Whole World is Watching

When Memorial Day was first celebrated, America was learning to be America again. Over 600,000 soldiers had fallen over four years, fighting for the Union and the Confederacy, and the wounds had not yet healed. David Blight, author of Race and Reunion, wrote about the early memorials just after the Civil War in the New York […]