September 11, 2001

September 11, 2001 Memorial collage Hilary North, Memorial collage/mat board of a survivor’s efforts to find finds, 2001. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Hilary North, 2003.72. On the morning of September 11, 2001, four commercial US airplanes were hijacked in flight. The 19 hijackers, later identified as members of the terrorist group al Qaeda, were on a suicide mission. They flew two of the planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, just as people were starting their work day. The north tower was hit at 8:46 a.m. The second plane hit the south tower at 9:03 a.m. At 9:37 a.m., the third plane hit the Pentagon, headquarters of the US Department of Defense, located just outside Washington, DC. At

2023-04-03T11:56:46-04:00

Choosing Enslavement in Texas

Choosing Enslavement in Texas Document Text Summary De white folks said dat de free niggers was ruinin’ de other slaves. Mammy was called a free woman by her master. Mawster Jack Hamilton brought her to Texas f’om Randolph County, Alabama, Dey come to Texas in 1847. Little befo’ de beginnin’ ob de Civil War mammy left de Hamilton place, and hired out to other white folks. Mawster Jack said dat he wouldn’t hold no claim gainst her ‘cause he didn’t believe in slavery. But befo’ mammy left Mawster Jacks’s place I was bawn in a box cabin near de big house. White people thought that the existence of free Black people made enslaved people think they should be free. My mom’s enslaver considered her free. He brought her to Texas from Alabama in 1847. Before the Civil

2024-01-23T13:27:51-05:00

Life Story: Sarah Winnemucca

Life Story: Sarah Winnemucca Sarah Winnemucca portrait, 1883 Sarah Winnemucca, 1883. National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution. This video was created by the New-York Historical Society Teen Leaders in collaboration with the Untold project. Sarah Winnemucca was born around the year 1844. She was the daughter of Tuboitone, a Northern Paiute woman, and Winnemucca, a Shoshone man who was adopted into the Northern Paiute community through marriage. Tuboitone and Winnemucca named their daughter Thocmetony, which meant "shell flower." At the time of Sarah’s birth, the Northern Paiute were a nomadic people who inhabited the lands known today as western Nevada and eastern Oregon. Sarah spent her early childhood traveling from encampment to encampment with her family, learning the ways of her people.  From

2023-10-16T15:12:22-04:00

American Girl

American Girl Addy Walker doll American Girl Company, Addy Walker doll, 1993. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Nicole Wagner and Wagner Family, 2020.46.1. Pleasant Company, Addy: An American Girl book Pleasant Company, Addy: An American Girl book collection, 1993. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Nicole Wagner and Wagner Family, 2020.46.10a-g. Josefina Montoya doll American Girl Company, Josefina Montoya doll, 1997. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Nicole Wagner and Wagner Family, 2020.46.2. American Girl trading cards Pleasant Company, American Girl doll trading cards, ca. 1995. New-York Historical Society, Gift of Nicole Wagner and Wagner Family, 2020.46.9a-f. Josefina Montoya American Girl books Pleasant

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