Opening the Way is a 21-stop walking tour capturing three centuries of women’s historic connections to Downtown Manhattan.
On the walk, we explore the work of these writers, agitators, abolitionists, suffragists, and those we now call activists, as well as three heroes who gave their lives on September 11, 2001. As you walk the streets, you will be able to absorb a sense of the world in which they worked and made themselves heard above the roar of the city.
Margaret Fuller ♦ Barbara Ruckle Heck ♦ Elizabeth Jennings ♦ Ernestine Rose ♦ Charlotte Temple ♦ Sojourner Truth ♦ Anna Catharina Maul Zenger
Susan B. Anthony ♦ Jenny June ♦ Augusta Lewis ♦ Maria ‘Midy’ Morgan ♦ Emily Warren Roebling ♦ Elizabeth Cady Stanton ♦ Victoria Claflin Woodhull
Captain Brenda Berkman ♦ Nellie Bly ♦ Emma Bugbee ♦ Louise Nevelson ♦ Frances Perkins ♦ Margaret Sanger ♦ Ida B. Wells