Other areas /

Google Ads

Exhibition Talk: “How the Other Half Lives”
Category Education
Start date 02.01.2020   02:00 PM Address / City: 2655 Northwest Market Street Seattle
End date 02.01.2020   03:00 PM Location WA, US
When Jacob A. Riis arrived in New York in 1870, he was a penniless Danish immigrant. When he died in 1914, he was a national spokesman advocating tolerance for arriving immigrants and promoting programs to address the growing urban crisis in housing, education and public health. Today, he is best known for his first book, How the Other Half Lives, which from today's perspective, is problematic.

We can better assess Riis's achievement as a social justice warrior by placing his landmark book within the arc of Riis's life and career. Come hear about it.

Organizer National Nordic Museum Email nordic@nordicmuseum.org
Phone 206.789.5707 URL www.nordicmuseum.org/product/3715