The Immigrant, Radical, Notorious Women of Washington Square
A lecture by Joyce Gold
Home to many of the political, creative, and intellectual movements in New York’s history, the residences around Washington Square and its amazing female population account for much of that vitality. Throughout the years, Washington Square’s environs have seen an unparalleled array of women—working class, gentry, radical, literary, academic, theatrical, convict, and immigrant.
Highlights of the talk include literary, art, and theatre 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.
- Tuesday, December 8, 2015
- 6:30 pm
Jefferson Market Library, 6th Avenue at West 10th Street