“Banishing Distinctions, Old as Time”: The Progressive Legacy of Governor William Seward

Seward Park Library

192 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002

Have you ever wondered about the namesake for Seward Park and Seward Park Library? What are the connections between this community and William Seward, a man best remembered for his role as Lincoln's Secretary of State and his purchase of Alaska? Join Jeffrey Ludwig, Director of Education at the Seward House Museum in Auburn, NY, to find out. Ludwig will trace Seward's career to its beginnings as a progressive New York Governor in the 1830s and 1840s, a man whose political legacy was shaped early on by championing equal rights for immigrants, people of color, and the disenfranchised in NYC.

Thursday, 14 May, 2020


Andrew Fairweather

Phone: 212-477-6770
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