Social Activism is a common topic of exploration at the Museum of the City of New York. This large exhibit explores the history of labor movements in the world's most economically important city. From enslaved labor, through early unionization, into contemporary issues of immigrant employment, the exhibit looks at the lives of workers and management, and the ongoing progress towards equitable compensation and safe working conditions. The complex topic is made accessible even to children, with interactive exhibits replicating the tasks of fabric workers and switchboard operators.

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