Opening the Way: A Women's History Walk

 

Discover the rich history of women's influence in downtown Manhattan that traces the foundation of NYC on this 21-stop walking tour, developed by award-winning nonprofit news service Women's eNews, and celebrating women's contributions to our society. 

Researched and written by former New York Times editor Betsy Wade and historian James Boylan, the walk highlights pioneer writers, agitators, abolitionists, suffragists and those we now call activists, as well as three heroes who gave their lives on September 11, 2001. Feel the impact of their lives and absorb a sense of the world in which they worked and made themselves heard above the roar of the City.

Click here to view and listen to our entire audio tour slideshow

Click here to watch our entire video tour on YouTube

Click here to read biographies of the contemporary women leaders who participate in our audio and video tour

 

 

Seven Who
Rebelled For All

Seven Who
Led the Battles

Seven Who
Insisted on Better Futures

Anna Zenger
Anna Zenger
Sustainer of
Freedom
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Unwavering
Campaigner
 Nellie Bly
Nellie Bly
Recorder of
Injustice
Barbara Reckle Heck
Barbara Ruckle Heck
Demander
for Reform
Susan B. Anthony
Susan B. Anthony
Tireless
Traveler
Ida B. Wells
Ida B. Wells
Documenter of
Lynchings
Charlotte Temple
Charlotte Temple
Seizer of
Imaginations
Maria (Midy) Morgan
Maria (Midy) Morgan
Reporter with
Muddy Boots
Frances Perkins
Frances Perkins
Protector of
Workers
Sojourner Truth
Sojourner Truth
Orator for
Abolition
Jennie Jones
Jenny June
Hewer of
New Paths
Emma Bugbee
Emma Bugbee
Walker with
the Suffragists
Margaret Fuller
Margaret Fuller
Correspondent
for Equality
Augusta Lewis
Augusta Lewis
Organizer of
Working Women
Margaret Sanger
Margaret Sanger
Healer of
Women's Bodies
Ernestine Rose
Ernestine Rose
Agitator for
Property Rights
Victoria Woodhull
Victoria Woodhull
Prophet of
Women's Power
Louise Nevelson
Louise Nevelson
Sculptor of
Ambition
Elizabeth Jennings
Elizabeth Jennings
Challenger of
Racial Bias
Emily Warren Roebling
Emily Warren Roebling
Engineer of
City's Growth
Brenda Berkman
Brenda Berkman
Survivor
of the First
Responders

 

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