Check Out The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation's Civil Rights & Social Justice Map

The Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP) recently created this great map collecting all of the historic locations of civil rights and social justice protests, demonstrations and incidents that have occurred in the Village over the past several centuries.

You’ll find well-known landmarks like the Stonewall Inn and Judson Memorial Church, locations key to the founding of the ACLU and the Young Lords, and the places where Lorraine Hansberry wrote and Bella Abzug lived. Learn the former sites of some of our city’s first African-American and abolitionist churches, as well as where the NAACP’s iconic “A Man Was Lynched Yesterday” flag flew. Find out where Billie Holiday first sang the anti-lynching anthem ‘Strange Fruit,’ where birth control began, and the spots key to the abolitionist journeys of both Abraham Lincoln and John Brown, among many others.

Check out the accompanying article to read more about the project, then check out the full map to immerse yourself in local civil rights and social justice history.

Matt Coneybeare

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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