History After Dark

Back in Class: History of Black Citizenship

  • Saturday, February 16, 2019


    In the 50 years following the Civil War, efforts to create an interracial democracy were met with a backlash that ushered in the “separate but equal” age of Jim Crow. In this hands-on class, take an interactive tour of our exhibition Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, then head into the classroom to delve deeply into this complex and important history. Work collaboratively with your classmates and the instructor to analyze historical images, documents, and artifacts that illustrate how African Americans advocated for their rights in the struggle for full citizenship and racial equality.


    The New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


    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.