Past Event: Radical Routes Tour: Harlem's Women Activists

When: Saturday, June 9, 2018, 10:30am

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From Harlem with Love: A Mural Project for Yuri & Malcolm, photo by Noah Lichtman

Please note that this tour is now sold out. If you would like to join the wait list, please email with your name, email, phone number, and number of tickets you would like. We do not guarantee that any tickets will become available. 

Please arrive on time, the bus will be leaving promptly at 10:30 am.

Get to know the pioneering women of color who helped make Harlem a world-famous center of social activism, cultural experiment, and progressive politics throughout the twentieth century. On this hop-on, hop-off multi-media bus tour, historian Dominique Jean-Louis brings to life the stories of visionary local heroines including Ella Baker, Antonia Pantoja, and Pearl Primus through historical tales, vivid anecdotes and recorded music. We'll visit the street corners, buildings, public places and neighborhood spots where a diverse group of women made history - with repercussions that extended far beyond Harlem's streets to the world beyond. Afterwards, we will return to the Museum for lunch on the Terrace (optional).

The tour will take place rain or shine. 

About the Guide:
Dominique Jean-Louis is a doctoral candidate in U.S. History at NYU and received her B.A. in Comparative Ethnic Studies from Columbia University. Her dissertation work explores Caribbean immigration to New York City in the years following the civil rights movement, examining the impact of schooling on the formation of racial identity. At the Museum of the City of New York, Jean-Louis has served as a Mellon Predoctoral Fellow in Museum Education as well as contributed to the exhibition New York at Its Core. She has also served as a Public Humanities Fellow with the New York Council for the Humanities. She is currently a curatorial project historian on Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, an exhibition at the New-York Historical Society opening in the fall of 2018.

Join Us for Lunch:
Bring your own lunch or select a box lunch option from our café, Amy’s Bread, for an additional $15 when purchasing your ticket. All box lunches come with water, an apple, potato chips, and a chocolate chip cookie.

Option 1: Vegetarian: Hummus, carrots, broccoli sprouts, and tahini sauce on sour dough bread
Option 2: Turkey: Turkey, basil pesto mayo, tomato, and romaine lettuce on whole wheat bread 

10:30 am – Meet at the Museum to start the tour, which will explore Harlem by bus
1:00 pm – Return to the Museum for lunch and explore Beyond Suffrage

This program accompanies our exhibition, Beyond Suffrage: A Century of New York Women in Politics (on view through August 5, 2018). To view more programs in this series, click here

Our Partners

This program is made possible by the Elizabeth A. Sackler Museum Educational Trust.

Presented in partnership with Debra Harris, founder and CEO of Hush Tours.

Special thanks to our promotional partners the Brooklyn Historical SocietyHumanities New York, the New York State Women's Suffrage Commission, the Rubin Museum of Art, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and Union Settlement.

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