Tag Archives: March on Washington

Welcome Mayor de Blasio!

Today Bill de Blasio becomes the 109th mayor of New York City. Here’s a look back at some of the city’s previous mayors: Unidentified Artist, Mayor Gaynor at his Desk, January 3, 1910 (233.2001) William Jay Gaynor was the city’s … Continue reading

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50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom

Francis Miller, [Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his "I Have a Dream" speech to the crowd assembled in front of the Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C.], August, 28, 1963 (1013.2005) Charles Moore, [March on Washington], August 28, 1963 (178.1991) Paul Schutzer, … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of the NAACP

The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People), founded in 1909, is celebrating its centennial in New York this week. The organization’s mission is “to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons … Continue reading

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