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NYC (V) - A Civil Rights Tour of the Upper West Side (6 PM ET)

Thursday, February 1, 2024, 6:00 PM (EST)

The Upper West Side of Manhattan is home to 20 sites connected with important people and moments in the U.S. Civil Rights Movement. Join us for a virtual walking tour of these historic locations.

Leigh Hallingby, TTN’s frequent walking tour guide tour guide, will begin our virtual exploration with an examination of New York City’s most prominent memorial to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We will decode this most unusual and complicated sculpture, which most people walk past without stopping to appreciate.

Further stops will relate to Frederick Douglass, Abraham Lincoln, Eleanor Roosevelt, Harry Belafonte, and Ellie Wiesel, among others.

An Upper West Sider whom many people are surprised to learn was a civil rights activist was the writer and humorist Dorothy Parker.

There will be plenty of time afterwards for comments and questions.

OUR GUIDE: Leigh Hallingby is a licensed NYC tour guide who has previously presented tours of the Upper West Side, Washington Heights and East Harlem for TTN. Leigh has long been passionate about exploring New York City’s vast array of neighborhoods on foot. As a former librarian, Leigh also loves doing research about the neighborhoods she tours. Leigh holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Wellesley College, a Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Master’s degree in Library Service (MLS) from Columbia University. In 2017 Leigh was inducted into the Special Libraries Association Hall of Fame. She is an active member of the Guides Association of New York (GANYC), one of the oldest and most active tour guide associations in the United States.

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Thursday, February 1, 2024, 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
Videoconference information will be provided in an email once payment is received.
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Barbara Stahura
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