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Online Lecture: Unraveling the Robert Moses Legacy — The Moses Myth

Program No. 24823RJ
Join us on Monday, December 18, 2023, at 2 p.m. (ET)/ 11 a.m. (PT), for a one-hour lecture and Q&A about the legacy of New York’s most noted developer, Robert Moses.
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At a Glance

More than 50 years since he lost his power and over forty years since his passing, the name Robert Moses still evokes strong reactions. Explore the enduring legacy of Robert Moses, a central figure in shaping the New York Metropolitan area during the 1920s-1960s. Was he a master builder or a master villain? Was he a force for rational regional development or a vile racist? From the 1920s through the 1960s, no one has had a greater impact on the development of the New York Metropolitan area in the fields of Transportation, Housing, Parks and Urban Renewal than Robert Moses. One’s opinion of the man and his works during these decades often depended on which side of the bulldozer one was standing. Through recent scholarship, interviews and a visual journey into vintage photographs, architectural renderings and maps, we will seek to understand the historic context and the diverse opinions that contribute to the Moses Myth.

General Notes

Your online lecture will take place live over the course of 1-2 hours. All times are listed in the EASTERN time zone. If you live in a different time zone, please adjust your schedule accordingly. This live online experience uses Zoom Webinar, an easy-to-use web video service that includes closed captioning. All you need is an Internet connection and your computer. You will receive a confirmation email when you enroll, and a reminder email one week and one day before, as well as the morning of the event with a link and instructions on how to tune in. You will not be pictured on screen during the lecture, but you will have the opportunity to ask the instructor live questions using the Q&A box. Unless otherwise noted, all those who enroll in this program receive access to the live event as well as a recording of the lecture that you can watch any time within the two weeks following the live event.

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