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MAS Summer Streets 2019 Tour #2: New Schools: Education and Radical Free Thought in Greenwich Villag
08/10/2019 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM ET


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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, 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 Margaret Sanger 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. Meeting at Cooper Square, in front of Cooper Union (near the Astor Place rest stop)
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