The “Spirit of 1776” at Long Beach,NY on July 4, 1913.
What a splendid year it has been for the “Spirit of 1776″suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Kearns in New York City and on Long Island. The wagon was exhibited at the New York State Capitol in March 2017 and then it moved over to the lobby at the New York State Museum. The “Votes for Women” exhibition was up from November 2017 to May 2018. And the wagon was in the museum lobby greeting visitors from the state and around the world. What a terrific two years. Great job, New York State!
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The “Votes for Women” suffrage exhibition at the New York State Museum closes on May 13, 2018. It took years to organize and it has been an enormous contribution to the public understanding of women’s history, especially in New York State.
After the exhibit closes, the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon used by suffrage activist Edna Kearns will go back into the museum warehouse. This is the reason for the reminders…so you can get to the museum. Make a holiday out of it, and support the New York State Museum in making a decision to put the wagon on permanent exhibit. For more information: SuffrageWagon.org
Another reminder that the honoring of Inez Milholland continues. She is our U.S. suffrage martyr, and the observance of the 100 years since her death in the cause of women voting brought her contributions out into the open. So many people made the same comment: “We never heard of her before, and we’re grateful to know about her now. What an inspirational story!”
The Next Performance of Tea with Alice and Me: Black Box Theater ~ Sarasota, Florida is scheduled for Friday, May 11, 2018, Performance at 5 p.m. Sponsored by the New College of Sarasota, Florida’s Gender Studies program. This event is free. Introduce Alice’s tea to your city, organization, school or club. Contact: Wild West Women, Inc., Martha Wheelock, Producer at (800) 428-7136 or email@example.com
Wild West Women is the proud producer of “Tea with Alice and Me,” a full-length one-woman performance that takes the audience to women’s tearooms ~ Seneca, Selfridges, The National Women’s Party, Women’s Bookstores. Of course it is really about a cup of revolution served up in nonviolent direct action. From 1775 through today, Zoe Nicholson takes you on her militant, revolutionary, feminist call to action. Hundreds of pictures and personal stories transport the audience to each time and place she describes.
SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing for five years to bring you the news and views of suffrage centennial events and celebrations across the United States. Marguerite Kearns is editor. Follow by signing up when we share new posts.
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The National Women’s History Project Theme for 2019 is:Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence
This year the National Women’s History Project honors women who have led efforts to end war, violence, and injustice and pioneered the use of nonviolence to change society. These Honorees embraced the fact that the means determine the ends and so developed nonviolent methods to insure just and peaceful results.
For generations, women have resolved conflicts in their homes, schools, and communities. They have rejected violence as counterproductive and stressed the need to restore respect, establish justice, and reduce the causes of conflict as the surest way to peace. From legal defense and public education to direct action and civil disobedience, women have expanded the American tradition of using inclusive, democratic and active means to reduce violence, achieve peace, and promote the common good.
From women’s rights and racial justice to disarmament and gun control, the drive for nonviolent change has been championed by visionary women. These women consciously built supportive, nonviolent alternatives and loving communities as well as advocating change. They have given voice to the unrepresented and hope to victims of violence and those who dream of a peaceful world. Contact the National Women’s History Project for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31, 2018.
Make sure you, your friends, schools and organizations are planning for 2020 when U.S. women will have been voting for 100 years. Visit the centennial blog for Inez Milholland, the U.S. suffrage martyr. The National Women’s History Project sponsored a year-long observance of the 100 years since Milholland’s death in 1916. Help remember Inez during 2020.
The East End Women’s Museum in London is headed toward a permanent home in 2019 to 2020. Right now supporters are describing themselves as a “kitchen table museum” without an office or a building for sponsoring events, exhibitions, and a growing collection of resources for schools and researchers.
When a proposed women’s history museum in 2015 on Cable Street in East London turned out to be a museum of a woman-hating killer, Jack the Ripper, women’s museum supporters decided to make the missing museum a reality.
“Crass Jack the Ripper tourism is nothing new, but the museum located on Cable Street in London represents a huge missed opportunity,” stated a release circulated by the East End Women’s Museum. “East London has an incredibly rich social, political, and cultural history and women were part of all of it although their voices are seldom heard. Those are the stories we want to tell—stories that illuminate the lives of East End women, not only their deaths. We want to showcase the histories of women from the East End so that they are relevant to life in the East End today. We will share what we learn and help people in other places make women’s museums of their own.”
The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial will open in Lorton, Virginia by 2020, the nation’s suffrage centennial, with your help. Your $20+ tax deductible donation comes with perks. Here they are:
$20+ donation: Your name or the name of a person or organization you wish to honor on the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association website dedication page.
$100+ donation: Your name or the name of a person or organization you wish to honor on a scrolling, interactive monitor within the Memorial
Plus everything above
$101+ donation: A signed certificate as a member of the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association
Plus everything above
Your selection of a name to be inscribed on the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Donor Wall
Invitation to the Memorial’s ribbon cutting celebration in 2020. There are more perks. Find out more at the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial web site.
The upcoming 2020 national suffrage centennial is getting closer. One way to tell is the appearance of first wave women’s rights activists like Alice Paul appearing in a major network show, “Timeless.” She is framed for murder and needs a top woman Sherlock type to bail her out. It’s the second season of “Timeless,” episode 7.
Alice Paul is identified as being responsible, due to her persistence, with the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Alice herself wouldn’t have insisted on the credit. Many tens of thousands of women across the nation participated in the agitation for decades.
And Alice Paul wouldn’t have called herself a “suffragette,” which is part of the TV promotion for the show, even though she did work in England with the suffrage movement there. American activists would have more likely called themselves “suffragists” than “suffragettes.”
It is about time that the entertainment industry recognizes a part of American history that has been marginalized for most of the 20th century. We’ll be hearing more about these courageous activists as 2020 approaches when U.S. women will have been voting for 100 years.
Follow SuffrageCentennials.com. We have been publishing since 2013. The UK is celebrating its suffrage centennial in 2018. Image is from “Timeless” publicity.
May 13, 2018 is the closing of the “Votes for Women”exhibit at the New York State Museum in Albany, New York. It will be your last chance to see the wagon on exhibit for now anyway. And the suffrage exhibit is terrific. For more information about the wagon: SuffrageWagon.org