Open Memorial Day

The Museum will be open on Monday, May 28, from 10 am – 6 pm.

Past Programs
The Battle for Civil Rights
David Levering Lewis, Khalil Gibran Muhammad (moderator)
Thu, February 16th, 2012 | 6:30 pm
(Members $12)

Event details

In this powerful program, two experts reflect on the successes and setbacks in the struggle for civil rights and the changing ways in which the story of the Civil Rights Movement is told, from early writers and activists like W.E.B. DuBois, to the turbulent years of the 1950s and ’60s, to the present. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition Freedom Now: Photographs by Platon.

Speakers Bio(s)

David Levering Lewis is Julius Silver University Professor and Professor of History at NYU. He won two Pulitzer Prizes for his two-part biography of W.E.B. DuBois and is a recipient of the John D. & Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. Khalil Gibran Muhammad (moderator) is Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York Public Library.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024

Purchasing Tickets By Phone/In Person

To purchase tickets to public programs by phone, please call the New-York Historical Society’s new in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily. Advance tickets may also be purchased on-site at the New-York Historical Society admissions desk. Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating.


Presented in collaboration with The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Creative: Tronvig Group