Oklahoma is having its 100th observance of women voting in the state!

Support the permanent exhibition of the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon at the New York State Museum! on Vimeo.

Show support for the New York State Museum in Albany, New York putting the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon on permanent exhibit after the 2020 national suffrage centennial when American women will have been voting for 100 years.

IN OTHER NEWS:

Oklahoma is observing 100 years of women voting during 2018. Part of the observance was encouraging citizens to vote.

Reminder: 2020 Centennial magnets and pins featuring the WVCI 2020 torch are now available at 2020centennial.org/shop. The image above shows how each appears on the presentation card. Pins are $2.50, 10 for $2.00 each, and 25+ for $1.75 each. Magnets are $3.00 each, 10 for $2.50 each, 25+ for $2.25 each. Thanks to the National Women’s History Project, a founding member of WVCI, for agreeing to manage the orders for WVCI!

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Dear Friends,

You may be interested in the upcoming 2020 suffrage centennial where US women will have been voting for 100 years. But there’s more to discover. You may be a votes for women, first wave women’s rights descendant, and not know it.

There are millions of us. Chances are—you haven’t yet uncovered your essential role in US history. During 2020, your job will be to celebrate this and put it into play by insisting on remembering the nation’s democratic roots.

If you are a hidden descendant, you aren’t alone. Tens of thousands of women and their allies spent decades working for the right to vote from 1848 (and before) through 1920. They have descendants, and you, like many others, haven’t yet uncovered this part of your family history.

That you may be descended from the first wave of American voting rights activists shouldn’t be passed over lightly. Many families didn’t mention this association and organizing priority to their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and other descendants.

Are there interests you have and activities that you’ve not mentioned to friends and family members? Of course.

Even if you can’t prove a direct family connection, the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the United States is an important and essential part of our national legacy and history…whether you’re a young person, woman, man, or wherever you find yourself on the gender continuum.

The chances are excellent that you are descended, either directly or by interest, to the tens of thousands of voting rights activists and their allies who worked and sweated for decades to win the right to vote during the first wave of the women’s rights movement. If you aren’t directly related, you may be a descendent in some other way—spiritual or because of your interests and concerns.

There are many citizens who define themselves as first wave women’s rights descendants simply because they are passionate about this part of American history. By combining the accomplishments of all the waves of rights activists through today, we find ourselves standing on strong shoulders.

Our place in history will be celebrated during 2020, and we want to make sure you’re part of this turning point in time.

Sign up to receive the Suffrage Centennials quarterly newsletter. You can also choose to benefit from weekly posts from SuffrageCentennials.com by adding your email to the form on the SuffrageCentennials.com web page.

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“They stood together so we could stand out,” Turning Point Suffragist Memorial!

Support Turning Point Suffragist Memorial—the fundraising for the suffragist memorial proposed for Lorton, Virginia. Work is underway. The plan is to open the memorial by 2020 when American women will have been voting for 100 years.

The suffragist memorial is the only commemorative institution of its type. It is important as a symbol to keep the goal of equality alive.

Visit the web site: SuffragistMemorial.org

Take a look at the InezMilholland centennial blog: InezMilholland.wordpress.com

And keep supporting Suffrage Centennials as we chug along!

125 years of New Zealand women voting! The 2018 Women’s March— What are you doing in 2019?

Will you be part of the women’s march in 2019? on Vimeo.

Women across New Zealand are celebrating 125 years of women voting—the first nation in the world to extend the franchise to women.

Did you participate in the 2017 women’s march? Did you wish someone organized it in your community? Sister marches were extremely important in 2017 and 2018. If you haven’t started planning, get started now. It’s terrific to touch in with the 4th wave of feminism. But what about the 1st and 2nd and 3rd? Let’s stand together and appreciate the strong shoulders on which we stand.

Stay in touch with us over the holidays.

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Preparing for Thanksgiving 2018!

Vintage Thankgiving

We are celebrating our fifth year publishing about suffrage centennials. When we started, people looked at us with skeptical expressions on their faces. Their reactions back then? Suffrage sounded boring. It’s a different ball game now that the word has been spread around and the planning for 2020 increases by the passing day.

We support the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial opening by 2020, the nation’s suffrage centennial. We are determined that 2023 doesn’t come and go without the Equal Rights Amendment being passed. In 2023 it’s the centennial of women working for equal rights under the U.S. Constitution. Are we going to allow this to happen? The year 2020 is when American women will have been voting for 100 years. Will 2020 come and go without a woman hitting her head on a glass ceiling? Stay tuned.

IN OTHER NEWS:

On Thursday, November 15, 2018 at  7 PM, there will be a staged reading of “Possessing Harriet,” a new play by Kyle Bass, commissioned by the Onondaga Historical Association and directed by Tazewell Thompson.  (For more information on the history, http://www.urbancny.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Fair-Fugitive-HH-article-1.pdf.)   POSSESSING HARRIET will have its world premiere production at Syracuse Stage on October 17 through November 4, 2018, https://syracusestage.org/showinfo.php?id=83)

In 1839, Harriet Powell, a young, mixed-race, enslaved woman slips away from a hotel in Syracuse, New York, and escapes from the Southerner who owns her. With the aid of a mysterious free black man named Thomas Leonard, Harriet finds temporary safe harbor in an attic room at the home of impassioned abolitionist Gerrit Smith. With the slave catchers in pursuit, Harriet spends the hours before her nighttime departure on the dangerous journey to Canada in the company of Smith’s young cousin Elizabeth Cady, an outspoken advocate for women’s equality. Confronted with new and difficult ideas about race, identity, and equality, and with confusion, fear, and desperation multiplying, Harriet is forced to the precipice of radical self-re-imagination and a reckoning with the heartrending cost of freedom. 

This reading of “Possessing Harriet” is a featured public event of the annual Researching NY Conference, cosponsored by the UAlbany History Department and the NYS Archives Partnership Trust with support from Humanities NY. There is additional support from the NYS Museum, NYS Writers Institute, the UAlbany Graduate Program in Public History, the Department of Africana Studies, and the Department of Music and Theatre.

 

Suffrage CentennialsimagesFollow Suffrage Centennials on FacebookTwitter, email subscription, and the Quarterly Newsletter. Sign up for email on this web page. Stay up to date with postings, audio podcasts, and videos. Plan for your suffrage centennial event. And don’t forget to pass on women’s suffrage storytelling to the next generation. Suffrage Centennial videos on Vimeo.

Happy Halloween from Suffrage Centennials!

Halloween program at Suffrage Wagon Cafe on Vimeo.

Happy Halloween from your friends at Suffrage Wagon Cafe and Suffrage Centennials!

Support Turning Point Suffragist Memorial. Donate so that the proposed memorial in Lorton, VA opens by its goal of 2020 when U.S women will have been voting for 100 years. Support the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon at the New York State Museum. It is an important symbol of voting rights.

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You’ll be walking arm and arm with us here at Suffrage Centennials when you get the frontline view of the demonstrations—and there were many—organized by women and their men allies in the struggle to win the vote. We refer to the “suffrage movement” now as the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the United States. The women of the first wave believed they were addressing the gender imbalance by winning voting rights. It wasn’t easy standing up to be counted. If they hadn’t set the first wave rolling, it would have waited until much later to accomplish such a difficult task.

FROM NEW ZEALAND: The government of New Zealand is interested in purchasing the former home of New Zealand women’s suffrage movement leader, Kate Sheppard. The building failed to sell at auction in Christchurch. It is where Sheppard collected thousands of signatures for a petition for women’s right to vote in 1893. The Clyde Road property is a Category 1 listed Historic Place and has a council valuation of $3.15 million.

WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY NEWS: August 26th was commemorated in 2018 by a wide range of organizations across the nation. Here is one such message from the national League of Women Voters.

The Alice Paul Institute sent out this communication for August 26th.

A MESSAGE FROM SUFFRAGE CENTENNIALS!

Suffrage Centennials has a lot to say about these hundred-year observances. After 100 years, it’s fascinating to see what has been accomplished, as well as get out our “to do” lists to plan for the long way still to go. We’re tracking centennial observances. So, come along:

Check in with the centennial blog carving out a path into the unknown to get the name of Inez Milholland (our U.S. suffrage martyr) recognized as a household name. Take at look at: InezMilholland.wordpress.com

In 2023 American women will have been working for equal rights in the U.S. Constitution for 100 years. Keep this in mind.

At Suffrage Centennials— we’ve been blogging since 2013.

Patriotic protest, plus program about Matilda Joslyn Gage!

Patriotic Protest theme of suffrage movement included “Spirit of 1776” wagon! on Vimeo.

MATILDA JOSLYN GAGE CLASSIC—PROGRAM

Kathleen Bishop will discuss the classic, Woman, Church and State, by Matilda Joslyn Gage originally published in 1893. The program is scheduled for October 23, 8:30 p.m., at the Gage house in Fayetteville, NY. This work was so controversial that the local school library would not allow the book on their shelves, and Anthony Comstock threatened to arrest anyone who allowed young people to have access to it. These writings continue to be controversial today but explain a great deal why women have not gained full rights as predicted by Gage. She understood that political power involved more than gaining the right to vote but also included awareness and changing of the power the church and state. As an additional feature, Bishop, who is an antique collector, will present her experience of hunting for treasures for the Oz room at the Fayetteville, NY site and the importance of antiques that she found. Admission is $15.

ABOUT THE SUFFRAGE WAGON

The “Spirit of 1776″wagon is more than an artifact of New York State’s suffrage organizing. It is also a symbol of the theme of “patriotic protest” express throughout the nation. Support the New York State Museum in putting the wagon used by Edna Kearns on permanent exhibit. The video featured in this post has a representative sampling of photos of the wagon over the years. A multi-media web platform has highlighted the “Spirit of 1776” wagon since 2009. Follow SuffrageWagon.org

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Fundraising underway for Turning Point Suffragist Memorial!

About The National Memorial proposed for Lorton, VA:

Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association is raising funds to build a national memorial to honor the millions of suffragists who fought more than seven decades to win the vote for women. It’s another hidden piece of women’s history even though it was a national campaign that included incidents of arrests, jail, torture and even death. The memorial will ensure that the suffrage story is elevated to its proper place in history and will educate present and future generations on the need for eternal vigilance for equal rights. As author, Eleanor Clift, writes, “the suffragists engineered the greatest expansion of democracy in a single day that the world had ever seen, and yet…the leaders built no monuments to themselves, and too many of their names have been lost to history.”

Please help us to bring to light the “best kept secret in American history.”
www.suffragistmemorial.org

The goal is to open the memorial on or before 2020, the centennial of women voting in the United States.

The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit raising funds to build a national suffragist memorial at NOVA Parks’ Occoquan Regional Park, in Lorton, Va.

Mission: To educate, inspire, and empower present and future generations to remain vigilant in the quest for equal rights.

IN OTHER NEWS:

“Tea with Alice and Me,” a performance by Zoe Nicholson continues to expand its influence. The production presents Alice Paul, suffrage leader and activist in the US, as a significant participant in the first wave of women’s rights activism in the US. Follow Zoe and her efforts at MissAlicePaul.com

Have you asked yourself this question? “Am I really a US voting rights activist descendant?

Dear Friends,

We said this before, and we’re saying it again. You may be a votes for women, first wave women’s rights descendant, and not know it.

There are millions of us. Chances are—you haven’t yet discovered your essential role in US history.

If you are a hidden descendant, you aren’t alone. Tens of thousands of women and their allies spent decades working for the right to vote from 1848 (and before) through 1920. They have descendants, and you, like many others, haven’t uncovered this part of your family history.

In 2020, US women will have been voting for 100 years. That you may be descended from the first wave of American voting rights activists shouldn’t be passed over lightly. Many families didn’t mention this association and organizing priority to their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and other descendants.

Are there interests you have and activities that you’ve not mentioned to friends and family members? Of course.

Even if you can’t make a direct family connection, the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the United States is an important and essential part of our national legacy and history…whether you’re a young person, woman, man, or wherever you find yourself on the gender continuum.

The chances are excellent that you are descended, either directly or by interest, to the tens of thousands of voting rights activists and their allies who worked and sweated for decades to win the right to vote. If you aren’t directly related, you may be a descendent in some other way—spiritual or because of your level of interest.

There are many citizens who define themselves as first wave women’s rights descendants simply because they are passionate about this part of American history. By combining the accomplishments of all the waves of rights activists through today, we find ourselves standing on strong shoulders.

Our place in history will be celebrated during 2020, and we want to make sure you’re part of this turning point in time.

Sign up to receive the Suffrage Centennials quarterly newsletter. You can also choose to receive weekly posts from SuffrageCentennials.com by adding your email to the form on the SuffrageCentennials.com web page.

Celebrate women’s freedom to vote during 2020. That’s why you’re being contacted now. So we’ll be ready during 2020 to be heard, loud and clear.

There is no cost…only benefits. _

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