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Exhibition Talk: “How the Other Half Lives”

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Category: Education
Start date: 01 Feb 2020 02:00 PM
End date: 01 Feb 2020 03:00 PM
Street / Location: 2655 Northwest Market Street
City / town: Seattle
Country: Washington, USA
Organizer: National Nordic Museum
Name: Programs Department
Email: nordic@nordicmuseum.org
Phone: 206.789.5707
Homepage: www.nordicmuseum.org/product/3715

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.