Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy explores the complex history of the Supreme Court's recent ruling on affirmative action and argues why it still plays an obligatory role in modern America.
Did you miss one of New-York Historical's recent public programs? Recordings of select programs are available here as streaming audio.
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Civil War experts examine how Lincoln and his administration managed to mold a town rife with ideological and political division into a beacon for the Union’s cause.
In conjunction with the exhibition AIDS in New York: The First Five Years, this special program reflects on Larry Kramer’s life and the lasting significance of his award-winning play The Normal Heart.
Bestselling author Niall Ferguson tackles the question of what exactly is amiss with the once dominant Western civilization and its degenerating institutions.
Joseph J. Ellis and Stacy Schiff examine a crescendo moment in American history: the summer of 1776, when the thirteen colonies came together to secede from the British Empire.