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New York City
Sunday, May 11, 2014
A visit to Wall street in Manhattan to learn about markets, money, banking, stocks, and the booms and busts of history. Our tour guide is Chris Meyer, the museum's director of education.
Wednesday, May 14, 2014 at 2:44pm (ET)
A visit to New York City's Lower East Side Tenement Museum to learn how immigrant families coped with poverty and crowded conditions in the 19th and early 20th centuries.
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A visit to the southern tip of Manhattan to learn the history of the reconstructed 1719 building where General George Washington bid farewell to his officers in 1783. The tour features historian & museum director Jessica Baldwin Phillips.
Housed in a 1936 subway station in Brooklyn, the New York Transit Museum chronicles the history of the city's public transportation systems through exhibits and a station full of vintage subway cars.
A visit to the Museum of the City of New York to learn how the "one percent" lived in the 19th century. The exhibit "Gilded New York" includes paintings, jewelry, gowns, and decorative arts used by the wealthiest New Yorkers in a time of unabashed excess. Our tour guides are museum curators Jeannine Falino and Phyllis Magidson.
Author and history professor Michael Vorenberg discusses the legacy of Confederate Captain Henry Wirz, who was in charge of the Andersonville Prison Camp from March 1864 to his arrest in May 1865 for war crimes. Wirz was convicted and executed near the U.S. Capitol building.
Author Kristopher White describes the way the Union and Confederate Armies attempted to innovate during the final year of the war.
Linda Gordon, author of “Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits,” discusses the Depression-era photographer’s personal life and the social and political content of her work.
A panel discusses the history and legacy of the Brotherhood of Sleeping Car Porters, one of the first African American labor unions in the United States. Panelists explore the role of A. Philip Randolph, the labor and civil rights leader who helped organize the union, as well as the struggles of female members. The Association for the Study of African American Life and History hosted this event.
Dr. Gary Aguilar describes different analyses of the JFK assassination that led to the single-shooter theory and Warren Report conclusion of Lee Harvey Oswald’s guilt.
Author and English Professor Joan Mellen explains the CIA’s involvement in the House Select Committee on Assassinations, which met in 1976 to investigate the JFK and King murders.