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1964: New Yorkers Who Shaped History

  • Dates: February 5, 2024 - March 1, 2024
  • Recurrence: Recurring every week day
  • Time: From: 07:00 AM to 07:00 PM
  • Price: Free
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    2024 Black History Month EXHIBITION ON VIEW


    Location: New York State Capitol, Governor's Reception Room, 2nd Floor


    *Closed: Monday, February 19, 2024*


    Sixty years after the historic passing of The Civil Rights Act of 1964, this exhibition looks back and shines a light on New Yorkers who, through courage and determination, helped pave the way for millions of Americans to see their equal rights under the Constitution acknowledged.


    Each individual and group highlighted within the exhibition had crucial roles in building powerful coalitions that took the message and challenge to the street, the media, and the government. Concerts and benefits heightened awareness in the public and raised money to support rights workers across the country.


    1964 was an extraordinary year for civil rights, but the battles that followed were hard, and many remain unfinished. In these, New Yorkers will undoubtedly be leading the good fight for justice.

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