A view of "New York Leaders: Breaking Barriers" exhibit in the New York State Capitol.

New York Leaders: Breaking Barriers

Celebrating Black History Month at the New York State Capitol
New York Leaders: Breaking Barriers
Breaking Barriers
New York Leaders

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. 


On Exhibit in the New York State Capitol
Governor's Reception Room, 2nd Floor
Monday - Friday
7:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.