In the Tenement Museum’s newest virtual tour, Reclaiming Black Spaces, we’ll 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.
Cost: $10/device; free with Museum membership
*For Tenement Museum Members, please use this form to set up your reservation.
- Wednesday, September 29 at 6:00pm ET
- Thursday, October 7 at 6:30pm ET
In the neighborhood? You can take Reclaiming Black Spaces as a walking tour!
Automatic captioning is available for all virtual tours. For live captioning or ASL interpretation please contact [email protected] two weeks in advance.