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Walking Tour: New Schools: Education and Radical Free Thought in Greenwich Village

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Greenwich 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 nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from the first free circulating library in the city to the People’s Institute, founded by Charles Sprague Smith.  This tour includes NYU, the first university in the country to allow women to study law; the Ferrer Modern School, an anarchist educational collective on St. Marks Place where teachers included Margaret Sanger and Jack London; Cooper Union, one of the few American schools of higher education to have offered full tuition scholarships to all admitted students; and the New School in its centennial year, created by intellectuals opposed to the First World War and fussy uptown Academia.


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1 Sessions
Weekly - Thu





Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/10/2019 - 10/10/2019 Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM New York City, T.B.D.  Map N.A.