July is the month to remember the 1848 Women’s Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, New York. Follow the audio podcast series of “Trouble in Seneca Falls” with Elizabeth Cady Stanton. She lays out the story from when she moved to Senena Falls through the convention days and after. An easy way to learn history. Selections from “Eighty Years and More.” Audio by Librivox.Learn More
There are some treasures in the national storytelling archives of our nation, and one of them is about how suffrage activists crashed the national centennial celebration in Philadelphia on July 4th in 1876. Check out the story in an audio file. It’s quite amazing.
Last year on July 1st the “Spirit of 1776″ suffrage campaign wagon celebrated the centennial of its first journey on the road in 1913 with Edna Kearns, Serena Kearns, and Irene Davison. There’s an effort underway to get the old wagon out on the road again in 2017, and we’d like you to be involved. Just send an email to: suffragewagon at gmail.com and you’ll be brought up to date on how you can help. You can subscribe to Suffrage Wagon NewsChannel for regular campaign updates.
The dreaming comes first and then the planning for New York State’s 2017 suffrage centennial. Authors Teri Gay and Antonia Petrash speculate why this centennial is important and some of the ways in which it might be celebrated.
One hundred years ago Rosalie Jones and a determined band of suffrage activists marched from New York City to Albany, NY, the state capitol. This video highlights another example of the ways to which these women (and men) put themselves on the line for freedom. SPECIAL VIDEO: Short feature about Rosalie Jones with images from her career. Jones led a “hike” from New York to Washington, DC in 1913 to join the big suffrage parade there.
She also led a 1912 hike” to Albany and traveled with activist Elisabeth Freeman in a horse-drawn wagon trip to Ohio to campaign for the cause there.Learn More
The centennial of the burning down of a hotel by English suffrage activists was observed in April of this year by BBC News that featured the 1914 event and the two women behind it: Evaline Burkitt, 37, and 22-year-old Florence Tunks. The former Bath Hotel in Felixstowe was built in 1839 and owned by John Cobbold. It attracted the rich and famous from London. including the Maharajah Duleep Singh, Princess Louise (daughter of Queen Victoria), Clara Butt, the famous singer, and Arthur Balfour, the Prime Minister in 1902.
The UK film now in production, “Suffragette,” is already being termed ” an upcoming Hollywood blockbuster” in recent media being released about the production that’s expected to open in January 2015. The promotion effort has been publicizing film locations in England (including the Houses of Parliament), as well as numerous production shots of the film’s principals mixed with human interest features.