What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

LOCAL STUDENTS ATTEND UNVEILING OF A RARE COPY OF THE THIRTEENTH AMENDMENT

     Home  >  Articles  > Local News - Manhattan
by Joshelle Wright

Related: thirteenth amendment, IS 259 brooklyn, KIPP Academy manhattan, new-york historical society,


On February 1, the New-York Historical Society unveiled a rare handwritten copy of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution signed by Abraham Lincoln. Eighth-grade students from IS 259 in Brooklyn and KIPP Academy in Manhattan attended the unveiling ceremony, which featured three speakers: Louise Mirrer (center), president and CEO of the New-York Historical Society; David Rubenstein (right), managing director of the Carlyle Group, who recently acquired the document; and James Basker (left), trustee of the New-York Historical Society and president of the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

The New-York Historical Society unveiled a rare handwritten copy of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution signed by Abraham Lincoln.

"It’s important to see original documents because history isn’t just about facts…it's about imagination, and this document can spark children’s imagination forever," Basker said.

David Rubenstein says, "History has the power to change lives."

David Rubenstein, sharing his belief: "History has the power to change lives."

The rare handwritten copy of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution signed by Abraham Lincoln.

The rare handwritten copy of the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution—the measure that abolished slavery—signed by Lincoln himself.

"The emancipation proclamation may have been better known, but the 13th amendment was more important legally," Rubenstein says.

David Rubenstein stated, "The Emancipation Proclamation may have been better known, but the 13th amendment was more important legally." The Thirteenth Amendment will on display at New-York Historical through April 1.

 


Get Your FREE Indoor Activity eGuide!

More Local News - Manhattan Articles

2014 Free Summer Meals Program Kicks Off in New York City

Manhattan's New Literary Landmark
Suburban Jungle Realty Group Presents Summer in the Suburbs
Modeling Camp NYC Launches Program for Younger Girls
Jeff Koons's Split-Rocker Exhibition Makes New York City Debut

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local Local News - Manhattan Sponsors

Park Avenue Fertility
Fairfield, Norwalk, Trumbull
855-901-BABY (2229)
At Park Avenue Fertility and Reproductive Medicine...

Mommy, Music, & Me, Inc.®
Offering Music Together® classes in Astoria, Bayside, Forest Hills, Glendale, Little Neck, and Whitestone
Queens, NY
718-229-0033
For hundreds of thousands of families worldwide, (...

Deer Mountain Day Camp
63 Call Hollow Road
Pomona, NY
845-354-2727
Deer Mountain Day Camp is one of the first establi...

SuperKids
898 Ethan Allen Highway
Ridgefield, CT
866-944-9558
Join us this summer for our Super Summer Kids prog...

Mount Tom Day School Day Camp
48 Mount Tom Road
New Rochelle, NY
914-636-8130
Welcome to Mount Tom Day School. Since 1958, we?ve...
See Our Local News - Manhattan Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2014 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE