Founder of the landmark New York Little Red School House. She was also an educator, psychologist, reformer, and out of the closet lesbian, which was rare for her time.
She was on the city's Public Education Association when she established the Little Red School House.
She wanted her school to show the value of a progressive education.
She lived with her lifelong partner, the author Katharine Anthony.
Robert De Niro is one of the many well-known actors and writers who attended her Little Red School House.