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Activist New York

Civil1Explore the drama of social activism in New York City from the 17th century right up to the present.

In a town renowned for its in-your-face persona, citizens have banded together on issues as diverse as civil rights, wages, sexual orientation, and religious freedom. Using artifacts, photographs, audio and visual presentations, as well as interactive components that seek to tell the story of activism in the five boroughs past and present, Activist New York presents the passions and conflicts that underlie the city’s history of agitation.

Please note: Activist New York will be closed for maintenance from Tuesday, June 27, through Friday, June 30. The exhibition will reopen on Saturday, July 1.

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