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The New-York Historical Society makes history matter every day by bringing you engaging educational programs, intellectually stimulating lectures, thought-provoking exhibitions, and fascinating stories in art and history that you never knew. As a public resource for learning, New-York Historical works to offer audio and video digital resources where possible. Our Media Page brings you select programs and events as well as fun facts and deep dives into topics about the history of the United States through the eyes of its cultural nucleus, New York City.


Check out our ongoing video series as Caro himself explores some of the key objects in the exhibition. In part 2 of this episode, he describes Millie Sanderson, a key figure in his 1963 investigative series "Misery Acres", and how her heartbreaking story forever changed his approach to writing and reporting. 


Check out our ongoing video series as Caro himself explores some of the key objects in the exhibition. In part 1 of this episode, he describes "Misery Acres," an investigation he wrote for Newsday in 1963 that uncovered a land scam targeting New York retirees.

Programs and Events

Despite being a central, influential figure in the history of civil rights and women’s activism, Pauli Murray is not a household name. Her emphasis on the intersections between different kinds of marginalized identities—and in particular, her 1951 book States’ Laws on Race and Color and 1965 article, “Jane Crow and the Law”—spearheaded arguments that informed Thurgood Marshall’s legal strategy for Brown v. Board of Education (1954) and Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s career-defining case, Reed v. Reed (1971). 


Celebrate the life and legacy of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a trailer for our special exhibition based on the popular Tumblr and bestselling book of the same name.

Programs and Events

​Throughout her career, RBG was determined to fulfill what she believed was America’s unfinished promise: expanding the opening words of the Constitution— “We the People”—to include an ever-growing group. She was inspired to become a lawyer amid the 1950s McCarthyite threat to civil liberties, and the legal strategy she pioneered with the ACLU Women's Rights Project was an explicit attempt to build a legal landscape of equality between the sexes.


Creative: Tronvig Group