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Digital Discussion: Immigration and Transportation
Tuesday, February 9 | 12:30 pm - 1:30 pmFree Online Discussion
During the 19th and early 20th centuries, immigrants from all over the world began to arrive in New York City. Many of these immigrants found themselves living in crowded and dangerous conditions in lower Manhattan, signaling that the city desperately needed to grow and expand. It was the evolving transportation system that eventually made this possible.
Join Museum Educator Kate Lanceley for a digital discussion focusing on the waves of immigrants that arrived in New York City from the early 19th century onward and the crucial role they played in constructing New York’s transportation system, the very transportation system that enabled these immigrants to spread out and populate the city and in effect, create the New York City of today.
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Please Note: This discussion will take place online. Upon registration, all participants will receive a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to participate. We encourage you to download the Zoom app in advance for the best user experience.
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Photo: Construction of the IRT Lenox Avenue Line, 1902; New York Transit Museum.