Floor Closure

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Immigrants + Art History = Citizenship?

Publisher: 
WNYC Radio
Date: 
September 28, 2017
Manifest Destiny. The Chinese Exclusion Act. September 11th. In bygone days the darkest chapters of U.S. history — think of them as among America's Worst Moments — might be downplayed for an audience of immigrants seeking citizenship, or altogether avoided for something decidedly sunnier. At the New-York Historical Society, however, immigrants are receiving an eyes-wide-open exposure to the nation's history, one that doesn't shy from painful truths. The initiative is called The Citizenship Project, and it's a new effort by the Historical Society and CUNY, meant to prepare immigrants for the U.S. naturalization exam, and ideally, for lives as active, productive citizens. Read more…
Creative: Tronvig Group