Activist New York

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June 21, 2012 through September 01, 2012

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Museum of the City of New York

Upper East Side

All Ages

Event description: Guest curator Steven Jaffe will lead a tour of the inaugural exhibition in the new Puffin Foundation Gallery. From the 17th century diary of John Bowne, which details his fight for religious freedom, to vintage footage of settlement house workers in the 1920s, to movies of residents in the South Bronx fihgting for housing in the 1970s, Dr. Jaffe will trace how citizens organizing to claim their human rights have shaped the destiny of the city.

Address: 1220 Fifth Ave.
Upper East Side, NY
Phone: 212-534-1672
Website: mcny.org

About Museum of the City of New York


The Museum of the City of New York celebrates and interprets the city, educating the public about its distinctive character, especially its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. Founded in 1923 as a private, nonprofit corporation, the Museum connects the past, present, and future of New York City. It serves the people of New York and visitors from around the world through exhibitions, school and public programs, publications, and collections.






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