The Immigrant, Radical, Notorious Women of Washington Square

Walking tour, led by Joyce Gold

In few other places on earth have so many notable women lived and achieved. For the last one hundred fifty years, the area around Washington Square has seen an unparalleled variety of remarkable women – working class, gentry, radical, literary, academic, theatrical, convict, and immigrant – who left their imprints on their environs and the world. Highlights of the talk include literary, art, and theater iconoclasts; the salon of Mable Dodge, a center of WW I-era activism; the tragedy of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and its role in the labor movement; and the suffrage movement.
Joyce Gold teaches Manhattan history at New York University. She is the author of From Windmills to the World Trade Center: A Walking Guide through Lower Manhattan History and From Trout Stream to Bohemia: A Walking Guide to Greenwich Village History.

This event is outdoors and sidewalk accessible

Thursday, July 19, 2018
6:30 pm