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Tenement Museum

The Lower East Side Tenement Museum features a five-story brick tenement building that was home to an estimated 7,000 people, from over 20 nations, between 1863 and 1935. This building, located at 97 Orchard Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan in New York City, is a National Historic Site. The museum, which includes a visitors' center down the block, promotes tolerance and historical perspective on the immigrant experience. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Tenement Museum has hosted 13 events in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first program was a 2008 Speech. The year with the most events was 2012 with three events. The year with the highest average number of views per video was 2013 with an average of 1,589 views per video. Most appearances with Annie Polland (2), Kevin Baker (2). Most common tags: New York, Immigration.

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    Birthright Citizenship

    Historians, journalists, and scholars talked about the history and future of birthright citizenship and immigration policy…

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    History of the Tenement Museum

    To mark the 30th Anniversary of the Tenement Museum, co-founder Ruth Abram told the story of the building at 97 Orchard Street in…

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    Female Political Trailblazers from New York

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