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The Museum is open Monday, October 14, 10 am–6 pm, for Columbus Day.

Glory (1989)
Bernard and Irene Schwartz Classic Film Series
David W. Blight, Edna Greene Medford, Harold Holzer
Fri, February 12th, 2016 | 7:00 pm


Justice in Film
Join us for the New-York Historical Society’s film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. This series explores how film has tackled social conflict, morality, and the perennial struggles between right and wrong that are waged from the highest levels of government to the smallest local communities.

Glory (1989)
Join us for a screening of the Civil War epic that follows the first all-black regiment as they fight for racial equality among their fellow Union Army officers as well as against the Confederates. Directed by Edward Zwick. Starring Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Morgan Freeman. 122 min.


David W. Blight is Class of 1954 Professor of American History at Yale University and Director of the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale. Edna Greene Medford is Professor and Chair of the Department of History at Howard University, where she specializes in 19th-century African-American history. Harold Holzer has written and edited 50 books on Lincoln and the Civil War era, including 2015 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize winner Lincoln and the Power of the Press: The War for Public Opinion.


We encourage you to attend the program “Reconstruction at 150” on Saturday, February 13, 2016, 9:30–11 am, during which the guest speakers will continue to explore themes represented in the film. Click here for more information and to purchase tickets. 


Entrance to the film series is included with Museum Admission during New-York Historical’s Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6–8 pm). No advanced reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm. New-York Historical Society members receive priority.


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

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