CANCELLED: Chancellor’s Day | Agitate, Educate, Organize: Tracing the History of Activism in NYC Schools

When: Thursday, June 4, 2020, 9:00am
Image shows a flyer for the New York City school boycott on February 3, 1964. The flyer features a photo of a Black boy staring out a broken school window. Under the photo is a quotation: “I don’t have a good integrated school.”
Flyer, “School Boycott!” 1964, Courtesy Elliott Linzer Collection, Queens College Civil Rights Archives, City University of New York

Please note that this program has been cancelled. All registered participants will be contacted directly. To view our current list of upcoming digital summer programs, please check out our calendar of events for educators here:

In this free, full-day program for educators, explore the intersection between activism and education and the history of the movement to desegregate New York City schools. Enjoy guided tours of the Museum’s galleries, including Activist New York; primary sources and document workshops; and dialogue sessions exploring the history of the fight to ensure equity for New York City students. 

This interdisciplinary day includes workshops that target curriculum standards for elementary, middle, and high school educators.

Free. Registration Required. 5 CTLE Hours. 


Education programs in conjunction with Activist New York are made possible by The Puffin Foundation, Ltd.

Activist New York is the inaugural exhibition in The Puffin Foundation Gallery, which is dedicated to the ways in which ordinary New Yorkers have exercised their power to shape the city's and the nation's future.

Professional Learning programs are made possible in part by …a chance… fund, inc.

The Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center is endowed by grants from The Thompson Family Foundation Fund, the F.A.O. Schwarz Family Foundation, the William Randolph Hearst Endowment, and other generous donors.

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