Museum Closure

The New-York Historical Society will be closed on Tuesday, April 21. For details, please visit our calendar.

Home with Toni Morrison

Speaker: 
Toni Morrison
Bob Herbert (moderator)
Thu, 04/11/2013 - 18:30
Thu, April 11th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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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.

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The King Years

Speaker: 
Taylor Branch
Bob Herbert (moderator)
Tue, 02/26/2013 - 18:30
Tue, February 26th, 2013 | 6:30 pm

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Harry Belafonte will no longer deliver opening remarks.

 

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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.

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Reading into History Book Wrap: Breaking Ground, Breaking Silence: The Story of New York's African Burial Ground

Sun, 02/24/2013 - 15:00
Sun, February 24th, 2013 | 3:00 pm

Reading into History Book Wrap: Breaking Ground, Breaking Silence: The Story of New York's African Burial Ground
Meet Co-Author Gary McGowan
Sunday, February 24, 3 pm

Ages 9 - 12

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Scavenger Hunt: Celebrate James McCune Smith: Abolitionist, Physician, New Yorker

Sat, 01/19/2013 - 10:00 to 18:00
Sat, January 19th, 2013 | 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sun, January 20th, 2013 | 10:00 am to 6:00 pm
Mon, January 21st, 2013 | 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Saturday - Monday, January 19 - 21, 2013: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Ages 6 and up

Learn about the abolitionist who spoke up against injustice in America and discover the story of James McCune Smith, the first African-American university-trained physician practicing in 19th century New York City. This scavenger hunt will take families throughout the whole New-York Historical Society.

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Martin Luther King Jr. Day: Celebrate the Emancipation Proclamation with author Tonya Bolden

Sat, 01/12/2013 - 13:00 to 14:00
Mon, January 21st, 2013 | 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of this essential part of American history with a special reading from Author Tonya Bolden! Hear Tonya, author of Maritcha: A Nineteenth-Century American Girl, read from her new children’s book Emancipation Proclamation: Lincoln and the Dawn of Liberty. Tonya will also be doing a Q&A, and signing copies of her book.

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: How Martin Changed the USA

Sun, 01/20/2013 - 11:30
Sun, January 20th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4 - 7.

Each week New-York Historical Society educators read one to two engaging picture books around a theme. The themes are related to New York City, American history, current holidays, or new exhibitions.

What ideas did Martin Luther King, Jr. share with others that changed our country’s history? Everyone can be great and anyone can make the world a more loving place—big ideas that are alive today thanks to Dr. King.

Martin’s Big Words: The Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by Doreen Rappaport

 

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The Thirteenth Amendment

February 01, 2012
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April 30, 2012

The Draft Riots, Part II

Speaker: 
Edna Greene Medford
Carla L. Peterson
Barnet Schecter
Harold Holzer (moderator)
Thu, 03/15/2012 - 18:30
Thu, March 15th, 2012 | 7:30 pm

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In the summer of 1863, in the simmering cauldron of New York City, tensions over the new Union draft law boiled over into a vicious, bloody, racially-motivated riot, the second-largest civil insurrection in American history after the Civil War itself. Experts examine the causes of the conflict, its sickening violence and the enduring legacy it left on New York.

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$24
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$12
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American Oracle: The Civil War in the Civil Rights Era

Speaker: 
David W. Blight
Drew Gilpin Faust (moderator)
Thu, 11/03/2011 - 18:30
Thu, November 3rd, 2011 | 7:30 pm

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This program transports us to the 1963 centennial celebration of the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation to explore how Americans made sense of the suffering, loss and liberation that had wracked the United States a century earlier. David W. Blight and Drew Gilpin Faust discuss how four of America’s most incisive writers—including Robert Penn Warren, a white southerner who recanted his support for segregation, and James Baldwin, the searing African-American essayist and activist—explored the gulf between remembrance and reality.

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