A rich history of Immigrants

Immigrants and immigration have been in the headlines for the last several years. Who are the immigrants who have become the focus of so many speeches, demonstrations and discussions? They are people who work in restaurants, take care of children, drive taxis, run businesses or go to school. They started their lives somewhere else and have come to make New York City their home. Together with their children, they make up 55 percent of New York City’s population. They are a big part of our city.

This exhibition was supported in part by a grant from Humanities New York. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.