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The World of Elizabeth Jennings and How it Changed Ours

February 21 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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Join historian and author Jerry Mikorenda for an illustrated talk examining the early history of the Civil Rights movement. Although Rosa Parks has been called “the first lady of Civil Rights,” a century before her famous refusal to give up her seat in segregated Alabama, another African American woman, Elizabeth Jennings, took a similar stand that ended segregation of NYC’s public transit system. After, view the museum’s newest acquisition, an 1880’s horse-drawn streetcar.

Books will be available for purchase and to be signed by the author after the presentation.

Free admission.

Details

Date:
February 21
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Venue

The Long Island Museum
1200 Route 25A
Stony Brook, NY 11790 United States
Phone:
(631) 751-0066

Organizer

Long Island Museum
Phone:
(631) 751-0066 x212
Email:
mail@longislandmuseum.org
Website:
https://longislandmuseum.org/