The Uppity Women of Downtown New York
Presented by Kathleen Hulser, Public Historian
As New York grew in the 19th century, its reputation as sin city ballooned almost as fast as women’s skirts. Just living in such a volatile place could endanger a woman’s most precious possession: her reputation. Today, the search for women who tested boundaries and redefined roles turns up a passel of uppity gals whose bonnets and ribbons cannot hide their bold spirits. Hulser will lead a presentation of some fascinating personalities, including Nellie Bly and Emma Goldman, who have ties to Roosevelt Island.
Sponsors: The Roosevelt Island Historical Society and
The New York Public Library, Roosevelt Island Branch
Tuesday, February 12th, 2013 at 6:30 pm
This program is FREE and Open to the Public
This program is funded by the office of City Council Member Jessica Lappin
Row 1: Mary Rogers, Madam Restell, Emily Roebling. Row 2: Victoria Woodhull, Emma Goldman, Nellie Bly, Eleanor Roosevelt.