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The Many Illustrious Arrests of Anarchist Emma Goldman 

Emma Goldman was born in Kovno, Lithuania in 1869. By the time she was 23 years old, she was a divorced American citizen under arrest. For everything from being associated with anarchists to “inciting a riot” in Union Square, Emma …

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Woody Guthrie’s New York Comes Alive

Folk music icon Woody Guthrie was a little man with beady eyes – as described by his second wife Marjorie, though she had imagined him to be taller, strapping, and more like a proper cowboy than he was. Perhaps it …

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Helen Keller’s Village Activist Life and Legacy

Helen Keller’s connections to New York City and Greenwich Village are numerous but perhaps less well known, as they are largely rooted in her work not as an advocate for the disabled, but in her sometimes controversial work as a suffragette, …

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The 101st Commemoration of the Triangle Fire takes place today at Washington Place & Greene Street

Remembering Two Disasters: Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire and the East Village Gas Explosion

106 years ago, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire took place, which was one of the deadliest industrial disasters in American history.  This tragedy is commemorated each year with memorials and reflections upon the plight and progress of workers, women, and immigrants. …

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