Mother to child in front of diorama of pilgrims and Native Americans: Well, that’s because the Indians never met real people before.
–Museum of Natural History
Overheard by: Peter R.
Young girl, arriving through train tunnel at Grand Central Station: I wonder if Harriet Tubman is down here.
–Grand Central Station
Airhead: I think like… Colonialization is like… The umbrella theme of, like… Diplomacy.
History teacher, about Andrew Jackson: He tight, he kill mad people, he buggin’.
Teacher, discussing Thomas Jefferson’s mistress: You see, guys? History is exciting! It’s full of sex!
–High School, Lower Manhattan
Overheard by: SzN31