Although America has yet to elect a woman to the presidency, many women have played important parts in shaping previous presidential administrations and in changing the roles and the perception of women in politics. As part of New-York Historical's series Celebrating the 19th Amendment: 90 Years, this program looks back at the many influential and important women in the history of America's highest elected office, from political candidates and cabinet members to First Ladies and family members.
Drawing from the history of insulin’s discovery and its transformative effects in treating Type 1 diabetes, experts examine how people across the country are leading the fight to control both Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes today.
One of the most infamous Supreme Court decisions in American history, the 1857 Dred Scott v. Sandford verdict pushed the nation closer to the brink of civil war. Click here to view the written transcript
Listen to a conversation with Kenneth Ackerman, Pete Hamill, and the Honorable Edward I. Koch on William M. Tweed, a symbol of the quintessential big city political Boss.
Journey with indomitable basketball star, author and historian Kareem Abdul-Jabbar-in conversation with Howard Dodson-back to his birthplace, and discover the tremendous impact the Harlem Renaissance had on both American culture and his own life.
Author Jonathan Eig joins three experts to discuss the life and accomplishments of Jackie Robinson. Begins with a special announcement by Tony Morante of the New York Yankees.
Don DeLillo reads from his novel Falling Man and historian Kenneth T. Jackson moderates the following discussion in this moving program remembering the tragedy of September 11, 2001.