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Education and Radical Free Thought in Greenwich Village

With Lucie Levine

[In-person 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 tour with Lucie Levine, we’ll drop by NYU, the first university in the country to allow women to study law, make our way to the Ferrer School, an Anarchist educational collective on St. Marks Place where teachers included Emma Goldman and Jack London, see Cooper Union, open to “whatsoever things are true,” and find out how opposition to the First World War (and fussy uptown Academia) created The New School.

MAS in-person tours take place outdoors, therefore masks are not required. If you prefer to wear a mask, though, we want you to feel comfortable doing so.

Registration is now closed.

Saturday, September 24
11:00 AM

In-person tour (meeting location delivered in registration confirmation email)

Member: $20
Non-member: $30

The Ottendorfer Library in the East Village, Manhattan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Alex Lozupone. Modifications: photo cropped.