New-York Historical Society makes available an 8-piece poster exhibit recounting struggle for black equality

New-York Historical Society is pleased to make available a compelling 8-piece poster exhibit that recounts the dramatic, national story of the struggle for black equality after the end of slavery. Exploring the years from the Civil War through World War I, the posters draw from our timely exhibition Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow, on view at NYHS until March 3, 2019 (New York Times review).

Now, you can bring this story to your classroom or organization free of charge! We’ll send you the digital files for the eight posters (40” x 30”)—you decide how to print and where to mount them. We have also created an accompanying school curriculum, which you can download for free at

You might also consider linking your poster exhibit to the broadcast of Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.’s new four-hour documentary, Reconstruction: America After the Civil War, premiering on PBS in April 2019.

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