Virtual Live Events, Virtual Tour

Virtual Tour: Reclaiming Black Spaces


When: Thursday, May 13, 2021, 7:00 - 8:00 pm ET

Event Location: YouTube Live

Cost: Suggested Donation

Join us on May 13 for the launch of our newest virtual tour, Reclaiming Black Spaces, debuting on YouTube Live! We’re highlight stories of how Black and African Americans shaped Lower Manhattan as they made homes, businesses, and communities there over the centuries. What drew Black New Yorkers to Lower Manhattan, and how were their experiences shaped by that migration? How did those communities create a sense of home, and how did they resist the racism they faced? From the story of Sebastiaen de Britto, one of the first Black residents of the area in the 1640s, to Studio We, a musicians collective in the 1970s, we’ll look through windows into the past that expand the history of today’s Lower East Side.

Please note: This program will only be available on YouTube 24 hours after it airs. Unable to attend? You can purchase tickets for future tours, hosted on Zoom, for $10/device.

When: May 13, 2021, 7:00 – 8:00 pm ET


While this program is free, you can donate to support future programming from the Tenement Museum here