New York's Diversity has long been one of its greatest strengths. This exhibit honors African-American public servants whose achievements and influence made them pioneers in New York State.
Featured here are leaders from the past and the present who achieved historic accomplishments and made significant contributions to the Empire State by breaking down barriers. Fighting for equal rights and social justice, these trailblazers paved the way for others to rise and continue to make valuable contributions that make the lives of New Yorkers better.
This month, Black History Month, we shine the light on those who made today's victories possible.