Education and Radical Free Thought Walking Tour

From the first free circulating library in New York City to “The People’s Institute,” Greenwich Village is home to some of the earliest public educational institutions in New York City. The Village’s pedigree as a bastion of free expression has roots in its educational institutions, which were at the epicenter of the greatest radical and progressive movements of the 19th and 20th centuries.

On this Archive on Parade tour, we’ll drop by The New School, and learn how opposition to the First World War (and fussy uptown Academia) led to the school’s creation 100 years ago this week in history. The New School was the first university to teach courses on women’s history and African American history in the country. Learn, too, about the first law school to admit women, an anarchist educational collective on St. Marks Place where teachers included Margaret Sanger and Jack London, and many others.

This event is outdoors and sidewalk accessible.

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Thursday, October 3, 2019
11:00 am

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