Due to a private event, the Museum will be closed on Wednesday, October 27 – Friday, October 29. We'll reopen at 11 am ET on Saturday, October 30.

Live on Zoom
African American Visual Culture in the 19th Century
Amanda Brickell Bellows, Aston Gonzalez
Fri, December 11 | 5 - 6 pm ET | Free

Join us for a live, virtual journey through history, as Museum Fellows dive into history and imagery via Zoom, an easy-to-use video conferencing platform that requires no special login or membership.


How were enslaved people represented visually after their emancipation? Join us for a discussion between former N-YHS Library Fellow Amanda Bellows—whose new book American Slavery and Russian Serfdom in the Post-Emancipation Imagination grew, in part, out of work she did while at the New-York Historical—and Aston Gonzalez, associate professor of history at Salisbury University, Maryland, who’s also got a new book, Visualizing Equality: African American Rights and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century. We hope you can join us for this fascinating program.


Online: Click on the orange “Reserve Now” button at the top of this page.


This program will be presented via Zoom, an easy-to-use video conferencing platform.
After you register, a member of the New-York Historical staff will send you an email before the event to provide instructions on how to join the virtual presentation.

Images: Amanda Brickell Bellows by Mark Brickell; Book: University of North Carolina Press

Creative: Tronvig Group