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Union of Hope: The Tale of Joseph Moore

Union of Hope: The Tale of Joseph


When: Thursday, February 29, 2024, 6:30-7:30PM ET

Event Location: Zoom

Cost: Donation Optional

Virtual Teacher Professional Development Workshop
CTLE: 1 Credit

In the 1860s and 1870s, Black New Yorkers Joseph and Rachel Moore made their home in Lower Manhattan’s tenements. Located in the 8th Wards 17 Laurens Street (today’s SoHo), the Moores shared a courtyard, and conversations about topics at the time, with other migrants from Virginia, Maryland, and Louisiana and other Black New Yorkers born in the North; along with Irish, West Indian, Cuban and French immigrants.

During this special virtual tour of their recreated tenement apartment, learn about the Moore family story with Lead Exhibit Researcher Marquis Taylor.

Why did Joseph Moore choose to migrate from New Jersey to New York? How did the Fugitive Slave Act influence his decision to move to New York? What was their life like and how do we know?

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The Tenement Museum’s professional learning workshops for teachers are made possible, in part, through a generous grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

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