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John V. Lindsay
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John V. Lindsay served as mayor from 1966-1973, a tumultuous time in New York history, marked by racial and labor unrest, political protest, and deteriorating municipal finances....More

Collection Highlights
  • Children React to the 1966 Transit StrikeThese letters from children to Mayor Lindsay during the transit strike reveal an interesting perspective on the strike and on the mayor's leadership.
  • Lindsay appoints Robert Lowery, Fire Commr.Lowery was the first African American to head a major city fire dept. Lindsay's appointment was an important statement during a time of widespread racially-tinged arson fires in many minority neighborhoods.
  • Mayor Lindsay Campaigns for Women's EqualityAs candidate for president in 1972, Lindsay supports women's equality, linking it to other social justice movements in this press release.
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