Activist City

from exhibits at the Museum of the City of New York

Remember Trans Power Fight for Trans Freedom
Poster by Micah Bazant and Audre Lorde Project, 2015
Thahitum Mariam and Shahana Hanif
Thahitum Mariam and Shahana Hanif, Bengaladeshi feminist community organizers.
New York Taxi Workers Alliance
New York Taxi Workers Alliance protesting for relief from Medallion debt.
Gay Right Activists 1973
Gay Rights Activists demonstrating for passage of a ordinance banning discrimination based on sexual orientation, Diana Davies, 1973
Juan Gonzalez, Young Lords
Juan Gonzalez, founding member of the Young Lords, outside the organization’s office. Hirman Maristany, 1971
American Woman, Rich Ambrose, 1970
American Woman, Rich Ambrose, 1970
Housing discrimination protest, 1950
Housing discrimination protest, 1950
Rev. Milton Galamison
Rev. Milton Galamison, who organized boycotts against school segregation, is shown escorting white students into a predominately black school in Brooklyn. 1964
Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance rally for Chinese relief
Chinese Hand Laundry Alliance rally for Chinese relief, 1938
Fiorello La Guardia
Fiorello La Guardia, New York congressman (and later mayor), protests Prohibition by pouring himself a beer in his congregational office. 1926
Triangle Fire, March 25, 1911
Triangle Fire, March 25, 1911, Victor Joseph Gatto
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3 Responses to Activist City

  1. retrosimba says:

    May this magnificent exhibit inspire others to rigorously support the cause for diversity, human rights and equality.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Donna Janke says:

    A couple of things I attended this month (an exhibit and a play) reminded me of art’s ability to educate and inform about social issues. I love how this exhibit is documenting activism and showcasing things people do to address human rights issues and inequality.

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