Session 3 of our Black History in Greenwich Village series will focus on how the demographic changes of the Great Migration fueled Greenwich Village’s role as a hotbed for the Civil Rights movement in the early-to-mid 20th century. We’ll continue the discussion of how art and activism intertwined in our neighborhood, especially around Black Americans and civil rights. We’ll learn about the work of influential artists and authors who lived in Greenwich Village during the 20th Century.

Questions will be considered such as: “Can you imagine a silent protest?” and “Why do you think 6 million people choose to leave their homes, communities, neighborhoods and extended families in the South?”

We’ll be challenged to remember who actually could vote in 1917. The program will take a look at important historic sites and events in our communities, such as the establishment of the headquarters of the NAACP at 70 Fifth Avenue.

NOTE: This program will not be recorded and made available for later viewing.

This four session series explores the history of the black presence in the Greenwich Village area of New York City from 1600-2020. Join Village Preservation as we outline the history of African presence in Lower Manhattan.

Monday, March 4, 2024
6:00 pm

Zoom Webinar


Pre-Registration Required

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