Flags are an important part of any country’s history, and each has its meaning.
Irene Amos Morgan, April 9, 1917 – August 10, 2007, later known as Irene Morgan Kirkaldy, was an African-American woman from Baltimore, Maryland, who was arrested in Middlesex County, Virginia, in 1944.
State Senators Brian Kavanagh, James Skoufis, and Kevin Thomas, the Chairs respectively of the Senate Committees on Housing, Investigations and Government Operations, and Consumer Protection.
The Senate Democratic Majority today will advance legislation to protect New Yorkers from Harlem to the Hudson with disabilities.
Today, the Senate Democratic Majority advanced a legislative package to help prevent tragedies by making our roads safer and making additional protections for bicyclists and pedestrians.
The Senate Democratic Majority today will advance landmark legislation to protect low-income communities and communities of color from bearing unfair and unsafe pollution burdens.
The Senate Democratic Majority today will pass legislation to ensure the utility services New Yorkers depend on meet added criteria for safety and regulation.
Today, Harlem Rep. Adriano Espaillat released the following statement on the introduction of his comprehensive legislation to abolish the federal death penalty.
The Senate Majority will advance major legislation to improve New York State’s electoral system and empower voters.
In August, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote was celebrated from Harlem to Hollywood.
The Senate Democratic Majority will today advance legislation to hold real estate professionals accountable for discriminatory housing practices.
The following guest post was written by Barbara Bair, curator of literature, culture and the arts in the Library’s Manuscript Division for the Library of Congress.
Juneteenth (a portmanteau of June and nineteenth; also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, Liberation Day, and Emancipation Day) is a holiday celebrating the liberation of slaves in the United States.
The Health Department announced that starting next year, death certificates will include an “X” option for New Yorkers who do not identify as male or female.
The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is launching a new series of programming to examine the legacy of the 19th Amendment, which is celebrating its centennial in 2020.