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Celebrate Black History Month: African-American Monuments in New York City’s Parks

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.

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The monuments in our parks honor the heights of human achievement and the depths of human sacrifice.  They are intended in permanent form to commemorate persons, events and values of lasting consequence to the evolution of our city, nation and the world, and to our advancement as a people.

In honor of Black History Month, this exhibition examines those monuments in the Parks collection that honor key African-American figures in the arts, sport, the military, science, and the abolition movement and who are preserved in our collective memory. Also remembered are the many thousands of anonymous people who, until emancipation, did not have the rights of citizenship and were enslaved.

               

Location

Arsenal in Central Park Accessible
830 Fifth Avenue
Manhattan
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Location Details:
NRQ to 5th Ave/59th Street Stop

Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Art & Antiquities

Contact Number

(212) 360-8163

Contact Email

artandantiquities@parks.nyc.gov

Categories

Education, Art, History, Kids, Black History Month

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