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Exhibitions Tagged #Archival

FLY BALL: Vintage Snapshots of Black Athletes by Twin-Brother Photographers, Morgan & Marvin Smith

St. Nicholas Park – 132nd Street and 139th Street Jackie Robinson Park
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Of the thousands of photographs and prints by Morgan and Marvin Smith in the Schomburg Center’s collections, this exhibition highlights a brief survey of sports snapshots from the 1930s–1950s. From American Negro League baseball team players sliding into home plate to collegiate star-athlete footballers dodging tackles across the field, these photographs document a pivotal era in American sports history.

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100 Years of WNYC

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
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This multimedia installation celebrates the one-hundred-year history of WNYC – beginning as New York City’s Municipal Broadcasting Station in 1924 and continuing as the City’s beloved public radio station today.

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MINJIMENDAN (REMEMBER)

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
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MINJIMENDAN (REMEMBER) honors the legacy of Nīa MacKnight’s great-grandfather John B. McGillis by examining the complexities that McGillis faced as an Anishinaabe man navigating early 20th-century assimilation policies, as well as his devotion to expanding access for his people through acts of self-determination and joy.

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Unsung Heroes of Public Health

Old Fulton Street and Prospect Street Snug Harbor Cultural Center
 archive : 2023

Unsung Heroes of Public Health aims to reframe and widen the historical narrative of public health, by spotlighting individuals and organizations that have made significant contributions to public health milestones in New York City. For a city of 8 million, public health requires a multitude of approaches working together – community activism, research & innovation, information sharing and mentorship. These are stories of perseverance and dedication to shaping a healthier future for those to come.

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Beloved: African-American Portraits from the Dawn of Photography

St. Nicholas Park – 132nd Street and 139th Street
 archive : 2023

The Schomburg Center shares images of the oldest photographs in their collection. Early photographs created space for black self-representation and offered a way to visualize Black humanity at a time when most African Americans were legally held as property.

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Greetings from Pandemic Island

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2023

A personal record of the pandemic experience on the island of Manhattan connecting the 1918-19 influenza and COVID-19 outbreaks. Spanning a century, this visual essay documents the crises by questioning issues of individual and collective responsibility but also highlights new and long existing racial and socioeconomic disparities catalyzed by the epidemic.

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NYC Undercover: Post-War Sound and Vision from NYPD Surveillance and WNYC Radio

Brooklyn Bridge Park – Emily Warren Roebling Plaza
 archive : 2023

Surveillance films of individuals and events made by the NYPD in the 1960s and ’70s are matched with vintage audio excerpts from City-owned WNYC radio programs, creating unique and dynamic new content.

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Events and Sessions Tagged #Archival

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