Chris Frederick

Statues of Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln are seen outside the New-York Historical Society. (credit: New-York Historical Society / Don Pollard)

Black History Month: Abraham Lincoln, Frederick Douglass Monumental At New-York Historical Society

“Frederick Douglass became a free man in New York,” said New-York Historical Society President Louise Mirrer. “He stepped off the boat and walked down Broadway, just an ordinary human being.”

02/25/2015

A pro gay marriage protester stands in front of the Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Photo by KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court To Take Up New Yorker’s Historic DOMA Case

The plaintiff in the case is Edith Windsor, who lived with her partner Thea Spyer in New York City for more than four decades and was forced to pay $363,053 in estate taxes when Spyer died in 2009 because DOMA didn’t recognize their marriage.

03/26/2013