W.E.B. Du Bois and the Fight for Black Equality

Speaker: 
David Levering Lewis
Khalil Gibran Muhammad (moderator)
Wed, 02/19/2014 - 18:30
Wed, February 19th, 2014 | 6:30 pm

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An accomplished scholar and outspoken activist, W.E.B. Du Bois fought racism and discrimination from local institutions to the highest levels of government.

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The Supreme Court and Affirmative Action

Speaker: 
Randall Kennedy
Thu, 10/03/2013 - 18:30
Thu, October 3rd, 2013 | 6:30 pm

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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.

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Docent Led Gallery Tour of The Civil War in 50 Objects

Thu, 08/29/2013 - 13:00
Thu, August 29th, 2013 | 1:00 pm

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The New-York Historical Society offers a variety of exceptional group tours of our special exhibitions. Now individuals also can enjoy an in-depth exploration of the exhibition The Civil War in 50 Objects with one of our curator-trained docents. For one low price you will receive a tour ticket and all-day museum admission!

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Docent Led Gallery Tour of The Civil War in 50 Objects

Fri, 08/23/2013 - 13:00
Fri, August 23rd, 2013 | 1:00 pm

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The New-York Historical Society offers a variety of exceptional group tours of our special exhibitions. Now individuals also can enjoy an in-depth exploration of the exhibition The Civil War in 50 Objects with one of our curator-trained docents. For one low price you will receive a tour ticket and all-day museum admission!

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Docent Led Gallery Tour of The Civil War in 50 Objects

Sat, 08/17/2013 - 13:00
Sat, August 17th, 2013 | 1:00 pm

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The New-York Historical Society offers a variety of exceptional group tours of our special exhibitions. Now individuals also can enjoy an in-depth exploration of the exhibition The Civil War in 50 Objects with one of our curator-trained docents. For one low price you will receive a tour ticket and all-day museum admission!

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Docent Led Gallery Tour of The Civil War in 50 Objects

Tue, 08/06/2013 - 13:00
Tue, August 6th, 2013 | 1:00 pm

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The New-York Historical Society offers a variety of exceptional group tours of our special exhibitions. Now individuals also can enjoy an in-depth exploration of the exhibition The Civil War in 50 Objects with one of our curator-trained docents. For one low price you will receive a tour ticket and all-day museum admission!

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David Grover Sings Songs of Freedom

Speaker: 
David Grover
Sun, 01/19/2014 - 12:30
Sun, January 19th, 2014 | 12:30 pm

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. Please RSVP to familyprograms@nyhistory.org Ages 4 and up

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Macy's Sunday Story Time: Marching Toward Freedom

Sun, 08/25/2013 - 11:30
Sun, August 25th, 2013 | 11:30 am

Recommended for children ages 4–7.

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech by reading We March by Shane W. Evans and reflecting on what it means to gather and march together for civil rights.

We March by Shane W. Evans
Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport
 

Support for the Macy's Sunday Story Hour provided by the Macy's Foundation.

 

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The Civil War in 50 Objects

May 14, 2013
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September 01, 2013

Select objects from the new book The Civil War in 50 Objects—by Harold Holzer and the New-York Historical Society, with an introduction by Eric Foner—will be featured in a rotating installation throughout the New-York Historical Society. These objects, many rare or unpublished, offer a fascinating examination of the event that changed the course of American history.

Draft Wheel, ca. 1863. Wood, metal. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Frederic C. Wagner, 1865.6.

Visitors will receive an installation guide to inspire their exploration of the specific artifacts and artworks on display at any time, most of which are located in our Luce Center.

Civil War in 50 Objects Family Scavenger Hunt

Ongoing Display
1 Slave Shackles Intended for a Child, The Robert H. and Clarice Smith Gallery
4 The Slave Auction (sculpture), The Luce Center
6 John Brown's Blessing (painting,) The Luce Center
7 Right Hand of Abraham Lincoln (sculpture,) The Luce Center
15 Return of the 69th (Irish) Regiment, N.Y.S.M. from the Seat of War (painting), Grand staircase
16 The Lincoln Family in 1861, The Luce Center
17 Snare Drum, The Luce Center
18 Thoughts of the Future (Thoughts of Liberia, Emancipation) (painting), The Luce Center
19 Half Model of the U.S.S. "Monitor", The Luce Center
21 An Episode of the War-the Cavalry Charge of Lt. Henry B. Hidden (painting), The Luce Center
31 Draft wheel, The Luce Center
33 Footlocker with Belongings, The Luce Center
41 Colored Troops Before Richmond; Medal, The Luce Center

On View Mid-Summer
5 "John Brown" Pike, The Luce Center, June 14, 2013 - ongoing
10 Flag, The Luce Center, June 14, 2013—ongoing
11 Confederate Palmetto Flag, The Cabinet Gallery, June 14—September 1, 2013
12 A Great Rush. Cost what it may, the Nation must be Saved! 36th Regiment New York Volunteers (lithograph poster), Library Display, August 19—September 15, 2013
13 Zouave Uniform, The Luce Center, June 14, 2013—ongoing
23 Military Buttons Mounted on Card, The Cabinet Gallery, June 14—September 1, 2013
29 Arrival at Chickasaw Bayou of Jefferson Davis' Negroes from his Plantation on the Mississippi Below Vicksburg, Mississippi (drawing), The Cabinet Gallery, June 14—September 1, 2013
36 Ulysses Simpson Grant (1822-1885) (painting), The Luce Center, June 14, 2013—ongoing
43 Campaign flag, The Cabinet Gallery, June 14—September 1, 2013
48 Framed leaves from Abraham Lincoln's Bier, The Cabinet Gallery, June 14—September 1, 2013

Library Display
2 Daguerreotype of Caesar: A Slave, Library Display, May 13, 2013- June 23, 2013
8 To the People of Louisiana, Their Executive and Representatives Greeting (broadside), Library Display, June 24—July 21, 2013
9 South-Western Angle of Fort Sumpter, Charleston Harbor, SC (photograph), Library Display, July 22—August 18, 2013
14 Letter from Howard Cushing Wright to His Mother, Library Display, Dates TBD
20 Cipher Key (document), Library Display, Dates TBD
22 Diary of William Rothert, Library Display, Dates TBD
24 Petition to Abraham Lincoln for Recruitment of Black Troops (document), Library Display, Dates TBD
25 By the President of the United States, A Proclamation (document,) Library Display, Dates TBD
26 Writing the Emancipation Proclamation (etching), Library Display, Dates TBD
27 Men of Color, to Arms! (broadside) Library Display, Dates TBD
28 Emily J. Semmes to Paul Jones Semmes (letter) Library Display, Dates TBD
30 The Daily Citizen (newsprint on wallpaper), Library Display, Dates TBD
32 Bible Used at Colored Orphan Asylum, Library Display, Dates TBD
34 The First Dixie Reader (book), Library Display, Dates TBD
35 Presentation Address of the Ladies of the City of New York to the Officers and Men of the Twentieth United States Colored Troops (document), Library Display, Dates TBD
37 Entry Ticket for the New York Metropolitan Fair, Library Display, Dates TBD
38 Photograph Album Presented to Major M.S. Euen by Co. C, P.P., Library Display, Dates TBD
39 Entries from the Diary of George Templeton Strong, Library Display, Dates TBD
40 Point Lookout Sketches, Library Display, Dates TBD
42 The Miscegenation Ball (lithograph), Library Display, Dates TBD
44 Projection of November 1864 Election (document), Library Display, Dates TBD
45 Prison Times (newspaper), Library Display, Dates TBD
46 Terms of Surrender (document), Library Display, Dates TBD
47 Letter from Clara Harris to Mary, Library Display, Dates TBD
49 Autograph Letter from Joe W. Mersereau to WIlliam Oland Bourne, Library Display, Dates TBD
50 The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (manuscript), Library Display, Dates TBD

Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion

September 26, 2014
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April 19, 2015

Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion explores the centuries-long history of trade and immigration between China and the United States—a history that involved New York from its very beginnings—and will raise the question “What does it mean to be an American?” The exhibit narrative extends from the late eighteenth century to the present and includes all regions of the country, thus interpreting the Chinese American saga as a key part of American history.

Arnold Genthe, Woman and Child, San Francisco Chinatown. Photograph. New-York Historical Society

Within the exhibition, rich in media and artifacts, will be little-known stories, such as the voyage of the Empress of China, which set sail from New York in the late eighteenth century; how young Chinese boys were sent by their government to study at elite New England schools during the nineteenth century; the unprecedented immigration legislation known as the Exclusion Act of 1882, which barred most Chinese from entering the United States; the nineteenth-century newspaper, called Chinese American, and its founder Wong Chin Foo; and the Chinese American activists who used the American justice system to try to overturn the Exclusion Act.
 

SHARE YOUR STORY WITH US!

To illustrate this exhibition, we are highlighting the stories of the lives, achievements, culture, and rich diversity of Chinese Americans. We invite you to share your experience with a personal story and photo. Some submissions may be featured in the exhibition and online. To learn more, click here.

The New-York Historical Society recognizes the leadership support of
Oscar Tang and Agnes Hsu-Tang - Tang Family Foundation
for Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion.

Generous funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Humanities,
the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Achelis and Bodman Foundations,
and Harold J. and Ruth Newman.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from
the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

Additional support provided by Lulu C. Wang.

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