What You'll Do
The Village has long since been regarded as an epicenter of free thought—a place where boundaries are pushed and societal norms are shattered. So it comes as no surprise that some of New York City's most daring, irreverent female figures once called the neighborhood home. During a walking tour, urban historian Kathleen Hulser regales you with stories of these remarkable women, such as Rose Butler—a slave girl convicted of burning down her master's house—who became the last person to hang in Washington Square Park. You'll also see such sites as the former location of the Women's House of Detention, where Black Panther and communist Angela Davis awaited trial for being an accomplice to kidnapping and murder.
Learn About New York's Most Daring Women
From slave-turned-arsonist Rose Butler to Black Panther Angela Davis, hear stories of the city's remarkable women
Stroll Through the Streets of the Village
Long a bastion of free thought and social experimentation, the Village overflows with tales of women brave enough to look beyond their rigid societal roles
Each event is capped at 20 participants; each event requires a minimum of 10 participants in order to take place.
Urban Historian, Riots and Bad Girls
In the academy, a professor might be tempted to keep their inquiries within the safe bounds of the ivory tower. Not Kathleen Hulser, professor of riots. As an adjunct professor at Parsons and the New School, Kathleen studies crowds' unbridled explosions—both violent and celebratory—that have rocked New York through the centuries. She takes a special interest in the mold-breaking women whose actions have altered the course of history.
Where You'll Meet
Tours will begin outside an East Village residence. The exact address will be shared after purchase.
East 13th Street
New York, New York 10003Get Directions