This fall, we opened a powerful new exhibition Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, which explores the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality that unfolded in the 50 years after the Civil War, in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Fourteenth Amendment.
On September 7, to open the exhibition, we welcomed Dr. Brenda M. Greene, professor of English and executive director of the Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College of the City...Read More
Earlier this year, New-York Historical was thrilled to announce the acquisition of the papers of Robert A. Caro, whose works on Robert Moses and Lyndon B. Johnson are considered classics of biography and history. Back in 2009, we hosted Caro for a fascinating evening on Moses, the subject of Caro's mammoth 1974 book The Power Broker—about a man who never held elected office, but who essentially built and shaped much of modern New York. Listen to an audio of...Read More
You have to think a little before you realize they want to talk peace and get ready to fight.
– Crystal Eastman Benedict, chair of Woman’s Peace Party, in “Women Ridicule Security League,” The New York Times, June 6, 1915
The outbreak of World War I in Europe launched competing movements for “preparedness” and peace in the United States. Before 1917, the radical women of Greenwich Village primarily advocated for the latter. They were committed to the...Read More
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