Movements and Causes Friday, April 29, 2022

From Pride March to Museum Exhibit

Museum fellow Smaran Dayal discusses recent changes to the exhibition "Activist New York," which now includes a "Current Events" section and features his involvement with intersectional queer political activism in the city.
Movements and Causes Tuesday, February 22, 2022

Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X

Activists Yuri Kochiyama and Malcolm X, subjects of the installation "Raise Your Voice" at the Museum of the City of New York, had brief but important connections as part of their work in the Black and Asian American liberation movements and beyond.  
Movements and Causes Friday, November 12, 2021

Thirty-One in ’21: New York Women in Office Past and Present

Last week, amidst the din of political commentary following elections nationwide, New Yorkers elected 25 new women candidates to the New York City Council. The record-breaking number of women elected to the New York City Council last week include Democrats, Republicans, socialists, many overlapping identities, and several historic firsts.
Behind-the-Scenes Thursday, February 11, 2021

The Long Fight for Educational Equity in NYC

In the fall of 2020, the Museum’s Frederick A.O. Schwarz Education Center began its series “Examining Equity in NYC,” looking at the historical roots of today’s movements for change. In this post, we dive into the stories from our workshop on the movement to desegregate the city’s public schools and offer resources for educators and students.
Movements and Causes Friday, August 21, 2020

100 Years with the 19th Amendment

As we celebrate the 100th anniversary of voting rights for women, we look at how this has spurred digital initiatives, new monuments, collaborative consortiums, new scholarship and nuanced conversations that complicate the legacy of the suffrage movement and demonstrate the significant yet partial victory of the amendment.
Movements and Causes Friday, April 24, 2020

Echoes of Epidemics Past:

Infectious disease has repeatedly shaped and challenged our city. In fact, before the 20th century, contagion was the overwhelming fact of life – and death – in New York.