may, 20

14may18:00Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives - A Pictorial History of Working People in New York CityRachel Bernstein


Event Details

The extraordinary efforts of ordinary people are visible during this pandemic as never before. Join us for a virtual panel discussion with young workers about documenting working people’s lives and a celebration of the 20th Anniversary paperback edition of Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives – A Pictorial History of Working People in New York City, by Rachel Bernstein and Debra E. Bernhardt.


This event will be presented virtually, on the software Zoom, which can be accessed from any desktop, tablet, or smartphone. Please register to receive the link and password to the event.

Closed captioning will be available.

Presenter- Rachel Bernstein is a public historian who researches, writes about and teaches American working class history, with a particular focus on New York City. She is a co-founder and co-historian of, taught in the graduate program in public history at NYU for decades, and works on public history projects with the Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at NYU and elsewhere. She is author, with the late Debra E. Bernhardt, of Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lives: A Pictorial History of Working People in New York City (NYU Press).


MC – Rob Snyder, Manhattan Borough Historian

Moderator – Ed Ott, former head of New York City Central Labor Council


Sponsored by New York Labor History Association, NYU’s Tamiment Library/Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives, NYC Department of Records and Information Services, Municipal Archives, and New York City Central Labor Council.


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(Thursday) 18:00 EDT


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