New York City was built by everyday people who struggled, dreamed, fought, and sometimes won. The spoils of their victories belong to all of us. These are their dramatic stories…
Daniel Katz, Ph.D.
Founder and Chief Historian
People’s Heritage Tours was founded by Daniel Katz, Ph.D., who serves as the Chief Historian. Dr. Katz teaches history at the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies, and he is the author of All Together Different: Yiddish Socialists, Garment Workers, and the Labor Roots of Multiculturalism and and co-editor of Labor Rising: The Past and Future of Working People in America. A licensed New York City tour guide, he has developed and conducted walking history tours for more than 30 years.
May Ying Chen
May Ying Chen was a leader of Chinese garment workers during and after the events of 1982. She is an American labor organizer and advocate for immigrant workers. Before retiring in 2009, she was an officer and founding member of the AFL-CIO’s Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), and the International Vice President of UNITE HERE.