Bernard and Irene Schwartz Distinguished Speakers Series: Leadership and Social Unrest
Where: New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West
212-873-3400 Price: Free
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The social unrest we are experiencing in New York and around the country today contains threads from events in the past that go all the way back to the Civil War and beyond. Inspired by a suggestion from our Chairman Emeritus Roger Hertog, we’ll examine how American leadership has grappled with social unrest throughout history with a new, free online program on Monday, June 8, at 6 pm.
Our panel of scholars—Harold Holzer, Randall Kennedy, and John Farrell—will look at events like the 1863 New York Draft Riots and Vietnam War and Civil Rights Movement protests. We’ll also explore how such struggles have impacted presidential elections and what they might mean for Election Day 2020. History, as always, is a powerful lens, and there is much about past events that can help us understand our tumultuous present.Buy tickets/get more info now