New York's Unfinished Struggle for Racial Justice: Civil Rights in the 20th Century and Beyond
Tuesday, February 25 at 6:30 pm
On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, University of Pennsylvania Professor of History and Sociology Thomas J. Sugrue, author of Sweet Land of Liberty: The Forgotten Struggle for Civil Rights in the North (2008), will discuss the movements for racial justice that originated in greater New York. Sugrue brings to light the histories of New York activists, among them Ella Baker, Constance Baker Motley, Adam Clayton Powell, and Malcolm X, who fought segregation and discrimination in workplaces, restaurants, schools, and housing in places as diverse as Harlem, eastern Queens, Brownsville, New Rochelle, and Hempstead.
Co-sponsored by the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund and Harlem One Stop and presented in conjunction with Activist New York.
Advance reservations required.
Free for Museum members; $12 for students and seniors; $16 general public.
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