Suffragist City: A Walking Tour

Janes Walk

Led By Kevin Douglas, Distant Mirror, Founder, Distant Mirror (Events Company)

Although mostly forgotten today, a titanic battle was waged by women on the streets of Midtown. We will visit locations associated with that movement’s climactic decade, from 1908 to 1917. We will see buildings which served as various headquarters, learn about eight parades, and hear stories of notable personalities. Special attention will be paid to the vital roles played by women of color, immigrants from many countries, and men. All are welcome.

Saturday, May 4
11:00 AM
1-2 hours
In Person

Borough: Manhattan
Theme: History & Culture
Accessibility: Family-friendly, Pet-friendly
woman and their children in a suffrage parade
Youngest parader in New York City suffragist parade. Wikimedia Commons, American Press Association, copyright claimant. Modifications: photo cropped.
Meeting Location

In front of the Eternal Light Flagstaff in Madison Square Park.


23rd Street, R and W lines.

Finding your walk leader

I will be wearing a “Votes for Women” button and holding an MAS sign.

Ending Location

Times Square, in front of the New York Times Building. Attendees will be invited to coffee nearby.

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