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New-York Historical Society Announces June 2014 Talks and Films

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New-York Historical Society Announces June 2014 Talks and Films

New-York Historical Society has announced its June 2014 public programs, lectures, films and concerts. Details below! All programs are presented at the New-York Historical Society unless otherwise noted.

PUBLIC PROGRAMS

For tickets to Public Programs, please call the New-York Historical Society's call center at (212) 485-9268 or visit www.nyhistory.org/programs. Programs $34 (Members $20) unless otherwise noted.

LECTURES

The Scorpion's Sting: Antislavery and the Coming of the Civil War

Thursday, June 5, 2014, 6:30 pm

James Oakes, Edna Greene Medford, Harold Holzer (moderator)

$30 (members $18)

Many pre-Civil War antislavery proponents advocated for peaceful abolition: if slave states were surrounded by free states, mass numbers of slaves would be compelled to escape, the Southern economy would be undermined, and voluntary state abolition would be imminent. Experts offer a fresh account of slavery and the Civil War, exploring the idea that a peaceful path to abolition could have been taken.

Neptune: The Allied Invasion of Europe and the D-Day Landings

Saturday, June 7, 2014, 9:30 am

Craig L. Symonds

$40 (members 28)

9 am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 am - Program

In the early hours of June 6, 1944, 160,000 Allied troops stormed the beaches of Normandy and began the push to liberate Western Europe from Axis control. One of the greatest naval historians of our time sheds light on the remarkable but little-known naval arm of the invasion-Operation Neptune-the largest seaborne military assault in history.

John Quincy Adams: American Visionary

Tuesday, June 10, 6:30 pm

Fred Kaplan, Louis P. Masur (moderator)

$30 (members $18)

A progressive statesman and an outspoken opponent of slavery, many of John Quincy Adams's beliefs foreshadowed those of Abraham Lincoln and his Republican Party. Unlike Lincoln, however, the sixth President of the United States has been largely overlooked by modern Americans. Drawing on unpublished archival material, biographer Fred Kaplan shines new light on the legacy of this visionary leader.

The Day of Battle: World War II in Sicily and Italy

Saturday, June 28, 9:30 am

Rick Atkinson

$40 (members $28)

9 am - Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 am - Program

Between July 1943 and May 1945, Allied forces pushed up through Sicily and the Italian peninsula towards Rome, fighting tooth and nail through hilly and mountainous terrain, harsh weather conditions, and a formidable German foe. Over the course of the campaign, these officers and soldiers hardened into one of the most determined and proficient fighting forces of WWII. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Rick Atkinson discusses why this controversial and deadly campaign was essential to the liberation of Europe.

FILMS

CNN ORIGINAL SERIES Sneak Peek

Wednesday, June 18, 6:30 pm

Don Lemon, Jacqueline Adams

THE SIXTIES: A LONG MARCH TO FREEDOM (1960 - 1968) - Selma, Birmingham, and the March on Washington are reexamined by eyewitnesses to history. Diane Nash, U.S. Rep. John Lewis, U.S. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton, Rev. C.T. Vivian, Bob Moses, Diane McWhorter, Taylor Branch, David Garrow, and Isabel Wilkerson give critical context to the moral mission of the Civil Rights Movement through remembrances and first-hand accounts of the lunch counter sit-ins, Freedom Rides, Freedom Summer, integration, and the Children's Crusade. Jacqueline Adams and CNN anchor Don Lemon to introduce the screening.

Justice in Film

Join us for the New-York Historical Society's film series, featuring opening remarks by notable directors, writers, actors, and historians. This series will explore how film has tackled social conflict, morality, and the perennial struggles between right and wrong that are waged from the highest levels of government to the smallest of local communities. Entrance to the film series is free during New-York Historical's Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6 - 8 pm). No advanced reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm. New-York Historical Society members receive priority.

Roman Holiday (1953)

Friday, June 13, 7 pm

Catherine Wyler, Bob Herbert

Catherine Wyler and journalist Bob Herbert and explore this romantic jewel about a sheltered princess in Rome who sneaks out for a night on the town and meets a charming American reporter.Directed by William Wyler. Starring Gregory Peck, Audrey Hepburn, Eddie Albert. 118 min.

Paisan (1946)

Friday, June 27, 7 pm

Ron Simon, Angela Dalle Vache

Ron Simon and Angela Dalle Vacche introduce the second film in Roberto Rossellini's War Trilogy. Set during the Italian Campaign of World War II, this film powerfully explores the psychological, physical, and economic effects of war.. Directed by Roberto Rossellini. Starring Carmela Sazio, Gar Moore, William Tubbs. 126 min.

The Black Fives Era
Organized in conjunction with the exhibition The Black Fives, the New-York Historical Society is proud to present a classic film that reflects the powerful presence that African Americans forged in music and culture in the early-to-mid 20th century.

Stormy Weather (1943)

Friday, June 6, 7 pm

Stanley Crouch, Bob Herbert

Loosely based on the life of its star, dancer and actor Bill "Bojangles" Robinson, this musical showcases some of the greatest African-American talents of the early-to-mid 20th century. Opening remarks by cultural critic and biographer Stanley Crouch and journalist Bob Herbert. Directed by Andrew L. Stone. Starring Lena Horne, Bill Robinson, Cab Calloway and His Cotton Club Orchestra. 78 min.

CONCERTS

This event is part of the New-York Historical Society's spring 2014 Free Fridays programs, sponsored by Bank of America. Entrance to the concert series is free during the Museum's Pay-as-you-wish Friday Nights (6 - 8 pm). No advanced reservations. Tickets are distributed on a first-come, first-served basis beginning at 6 pm. New-York Historical Society members receive priority.

Jazz of the 1940s and '50s

Friday, June 20, 7 pm

Jay Leonhart with Family & Friends

In conjunction with the exhibition The Black Fives, the New-York Historical Society is proud to present a series of three concerts celebrating jazz from the early-to-mid-20th Century-a significant period during which African Americans forged a powerful presence in sports, music, and culture.

WALKS AND TALKS

Homefront & Battlefield Gallery Tour

Monady, June 16, 11 am

Nancy Druckman, Robert Shaw

$30 (members $18)

Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, Homefront & Battlefield: Quilts & Context in the Civil War tells the story of this conflict through textiles and artifacts, connecting deeply moving and personal stories with the broader national context. Join experts Nancy Druckman and Robert Shaw for an in-depth look at the rich works featured in this exhibition. Gallery tours are limited to 35 guests per tour. Please buy tickets in advance.

To reach the Museum's offices call: (212) 873-3400 or visit www.nyhistory.org.

MUSEUM AND STORE HOURS:

Tuesday - Thursday: 10 am-6 pm
Friday: 10 am-8 pm (pay as you wish from 6 pm-8 pm)
Saturday: 10 am-6 pm
Sunday: 11 am-5 pm

MUSEUM ADMISSION:

Adults - $18
Teachers and Seniors - $14
Students - $12
Children (5-13)- $6
Children (under 4) -free

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