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“Running for Civil Rights” Exhibition Opens This Week!


Learn the True History of New York Road Runners and the New York City Marathon.

New-York Historical Society (N-YHS) Presents:
“Running for Civil Rights: New York Pioneer Club, 1936 – 1976”
October 27 to February 25, 2024
170 Central Park West (77th Street)

N-YHS is using this line in its advertising:
“The Surprising History of the New York City Marathon.”

The running historian Pamela Cooper Chenkin say this:
“The modern marathon footrace is a gift to the world from New York City’s Black community.”

I hosted this episode of “Gotta Run with Will,” with a panel of New York Pioneer Club Ambassadors. Take a listen: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XZL2lgacgA

Gary Corbitt
Archivist: Theodore Corbitt Institute for Running History Research
Historian: National Black Marathoners Association (NBMA)