Welcome to the New York City Civil Rights History Project. This project was inspired by New York City high school student activists who wanted to understand the history of their city and their schools. This site is a work in progress, sign up for updates about new resources and workshops.
Through historical sources, this site helps teachers and students explore the roots of racist and ableist segregation in education. And it presents the stories of community activists and their varied and persistent struggles for educational justice for all students. Both oppression and resistance shaped the city and the schools we know today.
Explore Black and Latina women’s education advocacy in New York City from from the late 1800s to the present.View topic
Close Reading of Primary Sources
Watch and listen as educator and students activists closely read primary sources that resonate with them.View close reading videos