NewsNYC Tenement Museum To Unveil Exhibit About Black Migration

NYC Tenement Museum To Unveil Exhibit About Black Migration

Visitors will get to explore the Black migrant experience in post-Civil War era New York City through a new 75-minute guided, multimedia tour.

Earlier this fall, the Museum reopened its National Historic Landmark tenement at 97 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side of New York. Its comeback marks a unique time for the upcoming Black History Month. Visitors will get to explore the Black migrant experience in post-Civil War era New York City through a new 75-minute guided, multimedia tour, “A Union of Hope: 1869,” according to a press release provided to BLACK ENTERPRISE.

“For the first time in its 35-year history, the Museum is sharing the story of a Black family, who lived in a nearby tenement. Departing from its traditional focus on the stories of families that lived in its historic buildings, the Museum is fulfilling its goal to explore the full breadth of immigrant and migrant experiences,” the release stated. 

“The story of Joseph and Rachel Moore, who made their way to the city during one of the most tumultuous decades in U.S. history, shines a light on how the first generation of free Black Americans confronted the limits and expanded the promise of this nation’s evolving ideals during the revolutionary Civil War Era,” said Leslie Harris, a consulting scholar on the development of the new exhibit, said in the release. Harris is also a professor of History and Black Studies at Northwestern University.

Throughout Black History Month, the Museum will offer virtual programs designed to help visitors more deeply explore the story of Joseph and Rachel Moore and the during the revolutionary Civil War Era.

 Tickets to “A Union of Hope” tours are available here. 

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Source: Black Enterprise

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