Learn About the Dangerous NYC Women Who Shaped History

Experience a tour of the Village with an urban historian who’ll tell you about the past of an enclave of feisty females.

Learn About the Dangerous NYC Women Who Shaped History
  • Kathleen Hulser is an urban historian and riot professor at the New School
  • Discover how radical women in New York have made a mark on history
  • Tour the Village as Kathleen shares stories of women who cross the line

There have always been women who’ve dared to step beyond society’s comfort zones and break the rules of the modern-day norm. And more often than not, when you look for those women in NYC’s past, you find them in the Village, long known as a neighborhood associated with pushing the boundaries.

Kathleen Hulser is an urban historian with an unquenchable thirst for the captivating tales these women have left in their wake. She’s also made it her mission to locate the spots around the city where these dangerous stories took place.

Go on a walking tour with Kathleen to the very spots where history was made. She’ll tell you the story of Rose Butler, a disobedient enslaved girl who tried to burn down her mistress’ house, and show you the site of the former Women’s House of Detention that held Angela Davis, a radical leader of both the Communist Party and the Black Panther Party.

As you continue on the trail of stories, Kathleen will paint a picture that will transform the New York you know today into an entirely different place where women rule the roads and reckless abandon runs wild.

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Kathleen Hulser - Urban Historian, Riots and Bad Girls

Kathleen Hulser

Urban Historian, Riots and Bad Girls

Kathleen Hulser is an urban historian and adjunct professor at both Parsons and the New School where she teaches about riots and celebrations in the streets. She worked for 11 years as a public historian after completing her American History degree at NYU. From a very young age, she was intrigued...

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