Week 15: Final Discussion Post

The West Village tour was the one that caught my eye. These neighborhoods have a lot of history to them which shaped the way New York really is today. There are a lot of things that I’ve learned from the video and would like to point out some interesting facts that I readout. First,  the “Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom” on Central Park in 1916, allowed women to come together to help end and prevent war from happening, taking place during WWI they used this platform to allow them to defend their rights and help them promote economical and social justice. Second, the plaque of Mark Twain was held at 14 West 10th Street where he lived from 1900 to 1901 for his novel “The Adventures of Tom Sawyer” which was more of an imaginational novel and one of the biggest novels that really shaped America’s vision to be able to create the world of their own adventures connecting friendship and truth. Since publishing novels and papers were a big thing at the time, most of his novels changed literature the way it is today. I would also like to throw in there the “The Village Voice” on 61 Christopher Street on July 3, 1969, supporting gay rights and covering the culture and politics as well. Lastly, the opening of the Oscar Wilde Bookshop on 15th Christopher Street which was the first bookshop that opened its way in Gay Liberation movements allowed all gender and race to enter.  Most of these places have a lot of history to them, If I had to write a future paper or project that deals with social media I would probably look at some historical places that improved the way technology has taken the world today.

1 Comment

  1. Mark Noonan

    Thanks for your sharp review of this tour across the West Village, Daniel. Your work this semester and participation have been excellent. I like how future work will consider including a historical dimension.

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