March 15, 2014 · 11:00 AM
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Join us in a unique celebration of Women's History Month with tours to visit some very special locations in Manhattan associated with individual women and social movements that have had a lasting impact on New York City, the U.S. and the world!
Tour 1: Neighborhoods: Financial District, Civil Center, Chinatown, Lower East Side
Note, there is a separate Meetup announcement for Tour 2.
Meeting at the corner of Wall and Broad Streets by the steps of Federal Hall. Lower Manhattan is where New York City's history begins in the early 17th century, and as we trace the City's dynamic development, we can honor the suffragettes, political activists and leaders who made their mark and who based themselves downtown: Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton (their newspaper, The Revolution in 1868); and Victoria Woodhull and Tennessee Claflin (first women stockbrokers), among other women of Wall Street. We'll remember Emily Roebling (who led the completion of the Brooklyn Bridge in the 1870's and 1880's and the women who have shaken up the male establishment at City Hall and the NY City Council. We will also stop at sites associated with early civil rights pioneers and the Underground Railroad, and pay homage to some of the women honored with ticker-tape parades for their achievements including Amelia Earhart, Althea Gibson and Gertrude Ederle. For the grand finale, we'll head over to Henry Street on the Lower East Side to share the story of Lillian Wald, who pioneered public health care to the poor and immigrants, founding Visiting Nurse Services and the Henry Street Settlement.