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  • North America’s First Freed Black Settlement Right in our Neighborhood

    In continuing our celebration of black history month, we have a new and exciting entry to our Civil Rights and Social Justice Map: North America’s First Freed Black Settlement.  According to historian Christopher Moore, the first legally emancipated community of people of African descent in […]

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  • Mapping Civil Rights and Social Justice — A Year Later

    On January 3, 2017, GVSHP launched our Civil Rights and Social Justice Map.  Something in the air told us there might be a hunger and need for this kind of information.  But even we would not have guessed that the map would receive over 70,000 […]

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  • The Gay Activist Alliance is Founded

    On December 21, 1969, the Gay Activist Alliance (GAA) was founded.  Almost exactly six months after the Stonewall Riots, the group was founded by Marty Robinson, Jim Owles, and Arthur Evans, as an offshoot of the Gay Liberation Front.  The GAA was intended to be a […]

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  • November 29, 1909: A Frail 23 Year Old Woman Ignites the Strike of the 20,000 at Cooper Union

    On November 22, 1909, a frail 23-year-old woman, who’d been brutally beaten by strike-breakers, was helped up onto the stage of the Great Hall at the Cooper Union. Leaders of the labor movement – all men – had been speaking for hours to a crowd […]

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  • David Rothenberg, Civil Rights and Social Justice Pioneer

    Civil rights and social justice crusader David Rothenberg, the founder of the Fortune Society and a 2015 Village Award winner, has now been added to the GVSHP Civil Rights and Social Justice Map.

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  • Happy Birthday, Alex Haley!

    Pulitzer-prize winning American author Alex Haley was born this day, on August 11, 1921. GVSHP’s Civil Rights & Social Justice Map highlights over a hundred sites in our neighborhood associated with civil rights and social justice, including more than twenty sites connected to African-American history […]

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  • LGBT History in All Corners: the South Village

    June is Pride Month, an especially exciting time to be in the Village.  LGBT history is closely tied with our neighborhoods, and this month we’re highlighting the LGBT history of the West Village, East Village, South Village, and NoHo.  All of these sites can also be […]

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