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Sat, Jun 13


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New York City: A History of Protest

Going back to the 1700's - even before the American Revolution, our city has a long tradition of protest and demonstrations ranging from civil disobedience to rioting and violence. We'll recount some of that history during this presentation.

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New York City: A History of Protest
New York City: A History of Protest

Time & Location

Jun 13, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM

Online Event


About the event


New York has been experiencing days of rage, protests, marches and civil disobedience sparked by the murder of George Floyd. Historically the people of New York City have a long history of organizing and participating in protests that range from peaceful gatherings to riots and violence.

This presentation will recount that history that includes revolt against British rule and slave revolts in the 1700's and the 1863 draft riots to protests around women's rights, worker's rights, civil rights, anti-war and gay rights movementt. We'll learn about lesser known events including the "Women in Bread Riot at City Hall" in 1917, the Harlem riots of 1943 and 1965, the Columbia University protests of 1968, the 1977 blackout and riots, the community gardening struggle and much more,


You do not need a zoom account to participate.  A link and password will be in the confirmation email. Computers work better than ipads and smart phones for this type of meeting but you can use either.

Please "arrive" a little early in case there are any technical difficulties or if you have yet to experience a zoom meeting.

You will have the option of seeing fellow members and being seen by others. You can mute or unmute yourself and can enable gallery view to see your fellow members on your screen.

Thank you for your cooperation.

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