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Watch art and history come alive every day at New-York Historical! Learn about the past and engage with your community through our digital audio and video resources.


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.


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.

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​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.

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A blend of social commentary, biography, and intellectual history, Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America is a manifesto for anyone committed to social justice.d


Learn about the role of women in ancient Athens!


Learn about the concept of race in the ancient world. Consider how racial identities shaped experiences of people long ago and how the ancient idea of race is similar and different from the modern notion.


Creative: Tronvig Group