Sarah Seidman, Puffin Foundation Curator of Social Activism, takes a closer look at three of the photos featured in "Activist New York's" newest case study, "The Alliance is for the Laundrymen: Organizing and Chinese Exclusion in Chinatown 1933-1952 "
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.
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.
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.
This fall, the Frederick A.O. Schwartz Education Center began its series “Examining Equity in NYC” that looked at the historical roots of today’s movements for change. In this post, we examine the health activism of the New York Young Lords and offer resources for bringing this crucial story to students.
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.
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.
The Museum of the City of New York launched two separate Instagram campaigns using the hashtags #CovidStoriesNYC and the existing #ActivistNY tag to share how residents and visitors are witnessing this unprecedented moment of challenge and change in our city.
In connection with our dedication and commitment to documenting stories of activism and protest in the city, Museum of the City of New York invites you to post images on Instagram using our existing hashtag #ActivistNY, tagging @museumofcityny.