Open Memorial Day

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

Talks
Hamilton v. Alabama and the Fight for Racial Equality
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series
Randall Kennedy
Mon, February 26th, 2018 | 6:30 pm
$38
(Members $24)

EVENT DETAILS

In 1963, courts often addressed white witnesses by their honorifics but used black witnesses’ first names. When Mary Hamilton refused to answer questions until addressed by her surname, she was jailed for contempt of court. A year later, the Supreme Court vacated her conviction. Explore the story behind Hamilton v. Alabama and its broader significance within the struggle for racial equality.

Randall Kennedy is Michael R. Klein Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and author of forthcoming book From Protest to Law: Triumphs and Defeats of the Black Revolts, 19481968.

Presented in collaboration with the Center for Women’s History at the New-York Historical Society

LOCATION

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

PURCHASING TICKETS

By phone: Contact New-York Historical’s in-house call center at (212) 485-9268. Call center is open 9 am–5 pm daily.
Online: Click on the orange “Buy Tickets” button at the top of this page.
In person: Advance tickets may be purchased on site at New-York Historical’s Admissions desk during museum hours.

Advance purchase is required to guarantee seating. All sales are final; refunds and exchanges not permitted. Programs and dates may be subject to change. Management reserves the right to refuse admission to latecomers.

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