Entrance to the film series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6 – 8 pm). No advanced reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm. New-York Historical Society members receive priority.
With its rich history in African-American politics, journalism, athletics, and culture, Harlem has evolved into one of the world's most celebrated neighborhoods. In anticipation of the exhibition The Black Fives, join Barry Lewis for a discussion on the neighborhood's enduring architecture, from its classic Victorian brownstones to its renowned ballrooms.
Barry Lewis is an architectural historian and host of a popular series of walking tours on PBS.
An accomplished scholar and outspoken activist, W.E.B. Du Bois fought racism and discrimination from local institutions to the highest levels of government.
What are the costs of affirmative action on higher education and American society? Is this approach to diversification and advancement obsolete? Following the Supreme Court’s recent decision regarding Fisher v. University of Texas, Harvard law professor Randall Kennedy offers a deeply personal exploration of the complex history of this contentious issue and argues why it still plays an obligatory role in modern America.
In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, folk singer and children’s musician David Grover will entertain participants young and old in this concert celebrating diversity, freedom, and the Civil Rights movement. Ages 4 and up
January 18 – 20; Honoring Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Meet the inspiring and brave African American leaders who helped shape our nation and civil rights legislation. Families will search through New-York Historical's collections finding objects and documents related to James McCune Smith, Pierre and Juliette Toussaint, Frederick Douglass and of course, Martin Luther King Jr. Ages 6 and up
Dozens of all-black teams emerged during the Black Fives Era, in New York City, Washington, Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Chicago, Atlantic City, Cleveland, and other cities where a substantial African American population lived. The Black Fives Era came to an end in the late 1940s with the growth in stature of black college basketball programs combined with the gradual racial integration of previously whites-only collegiate basketball conferences and professional basketball leagues.
Wednesday, June 19, 3:30 pm
Free with Museum admission. Ages 9-12.
Join us for a conversation between Bob Herbert and Nobel Prize winner Toni Morrison about her latest novel, Home. The book tells the story of Frank Money, an angry veteran of the Korean War who, after traumatic experiences on the front lines, finds himself back in racist America with more than just physical scars.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, Harry Belafonte will no longer deliver opening remarks.
In 1955, on the first night of the Montgomery Bus Boycott, an untested, 26-year-old Baptist pastor made an impromptu speech that catapulted him into the public consciousness as one of the faces of the burgeoning Civil Rights Movement.