Listed in alphabetical order, the following individuals are profiled in the 2017-2018 series: Worked with the American Colonization Society to help establish Liberia - Jehudi Ashmun;
Author, whose famous characters include Freddy the Pig and Mr. Ed - Walter Rollin Brooks;
African-American entertainer - Sammy Davis Jr.;
Businesswoman & founder of Zonta Clubs - Marian de Forest;
Civil War hero and falsely credited with inventing American baseball - Abner Doubleday;
First African-American professional baseball player - John "Bud" Fowler;
First African-American player for Cornell University's football team, businessman and diplomat - Jerome "Brud" Holland;
Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning playwright - Jonathan Larson;
Poet - Emma Lazarus;
Arctic explorer and scientist - Ross Gilmore Marvin;
Actress and first lady - Nancy Davis Reagan;
Architect and urban planner - Clarence Stein and
Civil War hero and "father of the American fighting Navy" - Benjamin Franklin Tracy.
The posted sample and the series teachers' guide below will give you some idea what these materials have to offer. Please contact Mary Miller at NYNPA if any of these series are of interest to you.
Famous New Yorkers I: Alice Austen, Lucille Ball, Francis Bellamy, Danny Biasone, George Eastman, Wilson Greatbatch, Grandma Moses, Robert Moses, Kate Mullany, Hal Roach, Carl Sagan, William Seward and Sojourner Truth.
Famous New Yorkers II: Antoinette Brown Blackwell, John Brown, Willis Carrier, Frederic Church, Julia Etta Crane, Grace Murray Hopper, Robert H. Jackson, Henry Johnson, Eli Parker, Jedidiah Smith, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Mary B. Talbert and Walt Whitman.
Famous New Yorkers III: Amelia Jenks Bloomer, DeWitt Clinton, Glenn H. Curtiss, Jane Delano, William J. Donovan, Belva Ann Lockwood, Solomon Northup, Tito Puente, George Pullman, Frederic Remington, Philip John Schuyler, Mary Edwards Walker, and Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney.
Famous New Yorkers IV: Susan B. Anthony, Margaret Bourke-White, James Cagney, Cab Calloway, Cornplanter, Chauncey Depew, Gertrude Ederle, Washington Irving, Rev. Jermaine Wesley Loguen, Joan Whitney Payson, Margaret Evans Price, Rod Serling and Frank Winfield Woolworth.
Famous New Yorkers V: Louise Blanchard Bethune, Maria Callas, Theodore Case, Shirley Chisholm, Ezra Cornell, William Fargo, Marietta Holley, John W. Jones, Rosalie Jones, Alfred E. Smith, Seneca Ray Stoddard, Nicholas Stoner and Martin Van Buren.
Famous New Yorkers VI: Cassius Marcellus Coolidge, Rodney Dangerfield, Ella Fitzgerald, William Floyd, Benjamin Franklin Goodrich, Walter Hagen, Anna Caroline Maxwell, Jack Shea, Susan McKinney Steward, Edith Wharton, E.B. White, Helen Munson Williams, and John Peter Zenger.
Famous New Yorkers VII: Fanny Brice, Melville Dewey, Frederick Douglass, Elmer Ellsworth, Sarah Loguen Fraser, Katharine Graham, Leroy Grumman, Alex Haley, Alexander Hamilton, Johnny Hart, Robert R. Livingston, Bruce McKinley Shanks, and Philip Van Cortlandt.
Famous New Yorkers VIII: Thomas Elkins, Ray Evans, Frank Gannett, Lou Gehrig, Julia Ward Howe, Bob Keeshan, Beth Levine, Abraham Maslow, Roger Tory Peterson, John D. Rockefeller, Tim Russert, Mitchell Sabattis, and Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton
Famous New Yorkers IX: George Francis Abbott, Anne Bancroft, Mathew Brady, Lucille Clifton, Agnes de Mille, William West Durant, Jackie Gleason, John Jay, Isaac Merritt Singer, Elbridge G. Spaulding, Kateri Tekakwitha, Jimmy Van Heusen and Fats Waller.
Famous New Yorkers X: Roscoe Conkling, Millard Fillmore, Kate Gleason, Jupiter Hammon, Lena Horne, Charlotte Pruyn Hyde, Michael "King" Kelly, Madeleine L'Engle, The Statue of Liberty, Julius Sterling Morton, Elmer A. Sperry, William Steig and Harriet Tubman.
Famous New Yorkers XI: James Baldwin, George Crum, Ernie Davis, Bob Denver, Matilda Joslyn Gage, Sybil Ludington, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Milton Rogovin, J. D. Salinger, Blanche Stuart Scott, Edward Livingston Trudeau, William Van Alen and Almanzo James Wilder.
Famous New Yorkers XII: Harold Arlen, Edwin Binney, John Burroughs,Geraldine Ferraro, The Three Stooges - Morris, Samuel and Jerome Horwitz, Clarence "Fats" Jenkins, Mary Edmonia Lewis, Isabel Sanford, Gerrit Smith, Annie Edson Taylor, Edward B. Vreeland, William Almon Wheeler, and Walter Winchell.
Famous New Yorkers XIII: Eugenie Besserer, Bessie Buchanan, John Clum, Gertrude Belle Elion, Annette Funicello, Seth Green, Edward Henry Harriman,George “Gabby” Hayes, Othniel Charles Marsh, Andrew Rooney, James McCune Smith,Gore Vidal, and Glenn Scobey “Pop” Warner.
Famous New Yorkers XIV: Ira Frederick Aldridge, Francis Church, Sara Jane Clark, Marie Maynard Daly, Ann B. Davis, John McGraw, Ogden Nash, John Edward Nobel, Arthur C. Parker, Joan Rivers, Jonas Salk, Dorothy Thompson and Louis Zamparini.
Famous New Yorkers XV:Joseph Barbera, Lina Beecher, Jane Bolin, Elizabeth Jennings Graham, Richie Havens, Herman Hollerith, Edward Hopper, Robert Lansing, Vince Lombardi, Albert Myer, Henry Jarvis Raymond, Julia Gardiner Tyler and Thomas J. Watson, Sr.
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