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NEW MEXICO ORGANIZING FOR 2020

The State of New Mexico is organizing for 2020 with its first planning meeting held in Albuquerque. On the agenda is finding an organization to take responsibility for special programs throughout 2020.

ALICE PAUL INSTITUTE CARRIES ON PAUL’S WORK

The Alice Paul Institute is celebrating Paul’s 134th birthday today, and carrying on her work in the support of the Equal Rights Amendment.

IN SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL NEWS: The UK has listed many sites of suffrage protest on its National Heritage list. This includes Emmeline Pankhurst’s tomb, Bristol Hall, and Her Majesty’s Theatre. Marches, exhibits, theatre, conferences and more marked the UK’s 2018 suffrage centennial where women won partial voting rights, with full suffrage in 1928. In the US, work continues to prepare for the 2020 national suffrage centennial.

Suffrage Centennials features the trends, news, views, and views of the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the US. This video highlights associated interests and concerns. Suffrage Wagon Cafe has monthly programs and videos advocating that we all observe, celebrate, and make the most of 2020 when US women will have been voting, or have had the partial right to vote, for 100 years.

During 2020, a great deal is planned, and we’ll follow the expected events and observances on this web platform, as well as events and programs organized from now to 2020. Celebrate women’s freedom to vote. We worked hard for it and now we’re concerned about fair and honest elections, more women participating in the electoral process, inclusion, diversity, and much more.

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SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS SUGGEST A GROWING MOVEMENT

The Martha Hughes Cannon Statue Oversight Committee was chartered and commissioned by the Utah Legislature to oversee the creation and placement of a statue of activist Martha Hughes Cannon in National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol. To learn more, visit www.sendmartha.com.

We can’t stay on top of the number of events and special programs being planned for 2020. We attempt to pass on a representative sampling.

DENIAL OF VOTING RIGHTS FOR WOMEN, plus voter supression

The celebration of 100 years of women voting in the United States is plagued with attempts to suppress and limit voter rights by special political interests. This also happened following the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution that passed in 1920 when special interests in the South and elsewhere stood in the way of the 19th Amendment extending voting rights based on race and ethnic origins. It took decades during the 20th century to turn some of these suppression efforts aside.

Today, the efforts to deny, suppress, manipulate, and control outcome of elections by gerrymandering still continues. Free and fair elections are still an unrealized goal in the United States. This is why the observance and celebration of suffrage centennials is so important.

THE 2019 WOMEN’S MARCH IN JANUARY!

On January 19, 2019, women, women from across the nation will gather for the annual women’s march. In other locations across the nation, many are also expected to participate in “sister” marches. The location for the main march has been changed. Watch for updates.

State of New York rolled out red carpet for 100 years of women voters in New York State on Vimeo.

What is next from New York State for 2020?

The New York State suffrage commission is empowered through 2020. Other states are also creating 2020 suffrage commissions. Follow Suffrage Centennials for news and views.

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SuffrageCentennials.com is a clearing house on information about the 2020 women’s vote centennial. We note events, programs, and announcements.

Wyoming celebrates 150 years of women voting!

On December 10, 1869, Wyoming territory passed the first law in United States history granting women the right to vote and hold public office – more than 50 years prior to the U.S. ratification of the 19th amendment. The State of Wyoming’s tourism office is focusing on this commemoration.

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MAKE SURE YOU’RE GETTING READY FOR 2020

If you aren’t planning with your organization for a 2020 observance of the 100 years of American women voting—you should be.

What will you do personally, in terms of advocacy, to honor the past 100 years of women voting in the United States? Put this on the top of your “to do” list to think about during 2019. And then on January 1, 2019, make a resolve as to what you plan to do about it.

We’re all caught up with end of the year activities. Start thinking now about 2020 during 2019—and then 2023 when women in the US will have been working 100 years for an Equal Rights Amendment in the Constitution. Make an end of the year donation NOW and support your priorities!

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The Minnesota Historical Society is working with its partner, the League of Women Voters, to celebrate 2020. Are you following the campaign to honor Inez Milholland, the U.S. suffrage martyr, from now to 2020?

Plan a trip to the New York State Museum that is putting the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon on exhibit during 2020 and part of the rotating permanent exhibit!

Support Turning Point Suffragist Memorial in opening its doors in 2020 to celebrate the national suffrage centennial!

Don’t forget the fundraising appeal for the restoration of the Farmington, NY Quaker Meeting House that sponsored many historic events. 

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LetsRockTheCradle.com is a public service for writers, editors, educators, bloggers, newsletter editors, and many others who are interested in spreading the word about the 2020 centennial celebration in the United States when women will have been voting for 100 years.

 

Happy Holidays from your friends celebrating suffrage centennials!

Holiday greetings from your suffrage centennial friends! on Vimeo.

Happy holidays through the New Year from your suffrage centennial friends!

Statue projects commemorating Votes for Women activists are expensive. There are statues popping up all over the US, including statues of Sojourner Truth and Rosalie Jones planned by the State of New York; the statue of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in NYC’s Central Park; statues of Tennessee’s suffrage activists involved in the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution; and more.

A statue project to honor Emily Davison, the UK’s suffrage martyr, is underway. Davison died on June 8, 1913. emilydavisonmemorialproject.wordpress.com

No statue exists or is planned to honor Inez Milholland, the US suffrage martyr, who died in 1916 in California.

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Inez Milholland books are a great gift idea!

You’ll be doing your part by getting prepared for the 2020 national centennial observance by purchasing Remembering Inez: The Last Campaign of Inez Milholland, Suffrage Martyr by Robert P.J. Cooney, Jr. Remembering Inez presents images and primary documents associated with Milholland’s life and times that haven’t been in general circulation before this.

November 2018 was the publication date for a new book with Inez Milholland on the cover: “Bold and brave: Ten Heroes who won women the right to vote” by Kirsten Gillibrand and Maira Kalman.

The Cooney book highlights impressive photography of the period and what Inez Milholland’s contemporaries had to say about her. Robert P.J. Cooney, Jr.  is the author of Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement , a classic work that details the many campaigns involved with winning votes for women before 1920. Winning the Vote was produced in conjunction with the National Women’s History Project. It’s a basic reference book worth owning, loaded with images that will keep you fascinated from page one to the end, and it’s a hefty tome indeed that anyone interested in the suffrage movement shouldn’t be without.

If you order through the National Women’s History Project, you’ll be supporting a terrific organization with more than 40 years advocating for writing women into history. Remembering Inez is an essential and important work to add to any suffrage movement library. Order the book now at the specially dedicated web site: RememberingInez.com

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Heritage road markers for women’s rights—Visit Huntington, NY & locations with a women’s suffrage angle!!

Unveiling of “Spirit of 1776” heritage road marker in Huntington, NY on Vimeo.

The “Spirit of 1776” heritage road marker unveiling in Huntington, NY in April 2018 is part of an ongoing effort by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, in collaboration with citizens and interested Americans, to bring the nation’s history out in the open.

Antonia Petrash of the Long Island Woman Suffrage Association, Ellyn Okvist of the Lake Ronkonkoma Association, Professor Natalie Naylor, the Islip area branch of the American Association of University Women, the Islip Historical Society, and Suffrage Wagon News Channel are among the advocates on the ground on Long Island (NY) to create a visible and publicly supported suffrage trail to encourage and support cultural heritage tourism.

Among the suffrage markers already installed on Long Island through the Pomeroy Foundation and other supporters are tribute markers to Ellen Sherman Pratt, Florence Gibb Pratt, Abigail E. Leonard, M. Olivia Sage, Mary L. Booth, Lillian Devere, May Croot Manson, Louisine W. Havemeyer, the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon used by activist Edna Kearns, and others. Four plaques have been placed on buildings so far to honor activists.

IN OTHER NEWS

The League of Women Voters faces the hard truth about its origins and continues moving forward. See blog posting.

Historic sites with a suffrage movement angle are offering programs to enhance this theme with the approach of 2020, the nation’s suffrage centennial. One of these sites is the Vanderbilt family’s former home in Centerpoint, NY on 180 Little Neck Road where through September 2, 2018 there will be tours with a woman’s suffrage theme on Saturdays and Sundays, 12:30, 1,2,3 and 4 p.m., $8 per person, available at the door. For more information: 631-854-5579 or vanderbiltmuseum.org

The year 2020 is when U.S. women will have been voting for 100 years. It’s the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution. For the past decade, efforts like the heritage road markers have been underway. The Pomeroy Foundation marker program, as well as many others, are part of this preparation. Plan a trip this summer to see some of the suffrage heritage markers already in place.

Does your state have a state suffrage commission, either funded or unfunded? Have you or your organization made plans for how you will celebrate 2020?

It’s not too early to start working on an event for 2020.

LetsRockTheCradle.com has a great article about Linda McKenney about what it has been like to step into Susan B. Anthony’s shoes. Take a look. Part II of the article is planned for August 23, 2018. Suffrage Wagon News Channel is a sister site to SuffrageCentennials.com

Get ready to celebrate 2020, the US suffrage centennial, PLUS news!

Women’s Suffrage Movement Photographs from the Library of Congress on Vimeo.

The woman’s suffrage photo collection at the Library of Congress is fascinating and is by no means the entire collection. Consider it a beginning or a refresher. And keep your eye on the prize: suffrage movement events and celebrations from now through 2020, the nation’s big celebration, the centennial of all centennials.

2020 marks the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage. In honor of the Centennial and the fight for women’s equality, the NWP is renewing its work to achieve full constitutional equality for women. It will change its name officially in the near future.

IN OTHER NEWS:

The National Woman’s Party hosted US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg on August 26th, Women’s Equality Day, at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The event was moderated by Jill C. Morrison of Georgetown Law on why the Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution is critically important.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Link for Library of Congress photo and prints collection. Terrific suffrage collections and educational programs are available from “American Memory,” under Women’s History, including: An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera; Words and Deeds in American History: Selected Documents Celebrating the Manuscript Division’s First 100 Years; Votes for Women: Selections from the National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921; Miller NAWSA Suffrage Scrapbooks, 1897-1911; and American Women: A Gateway to Library of Congress Resources for the Study of Women’s History and Culture in the United States.

Our sister women’s rights history sites offer different angles on the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the US. SuffrageCentennials.com focuses on events, celebrations and programs. LetsRockTheCradle.com specializes in feature articles, action campaigns, and news. Suffrage Wagon News Channel has been supporting the exhibit of the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Kearns in New York City and on Long Island. Marguerite Kearns is the granddaughter of Edna Kearns and a freelance writer on women’s history.

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2020 Suffrage Centennial News, plus VIDEO!

Support the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon on permanent exhibit at NYS Museum! on Vimeo.

IN OTHER NEWS:

The Chicago City Council has renamed a historic downtown street after activist Ida B. Wells. Congress Parkway will be renamed Ida B. Wells Drive. Her descendants, friends, and supporters have been raising money to build a monument in her memory.

The Pomeroy Foundation has announced an expansion of the Historic Roadside Marker Grant Program. It is now open to all municipalities and 501.c3 organizations in New York State. The Pomeroy is also testing an expansion of the program on the national level. Stay tuned! As of March 2018, the Pomeroy Foundation has installed over 495 historic markers in 53 New York State counties.

The American Association for State and Local History (AASLH) Women’s History Affinity Group is developing a 2020 Suffrage Value Statement, with best practices and principles for the upcoming centennial commemoration of the 19th Amendment. The group is surveying the field for comments to help develop the statement. The deadline to submit comments is August 15, 2018. You can participate here.

We can’t keep up with all the celebrations and special programs scheduled across the US to commemorate August 26th, Women’s Equality Day. One example is the Miami-Dade County Commission for Women, The Women’s Park, and the League of Women Voters who will host their sixth annual commemoration for women’s equality on Saturday, August 25, 10-1, at The Women’s Park in Maimi, FL.

Author Kenneth Florey is appealing for help in the identification of this image. His entire special message was published in a feature on SuffrageWagon.org (August 1, 2018). Contact him at KennethFlorey at gmail.com

AND DON’T FORGET:

There’s a special bus tour of Washington, DC leaving from the Belmont-Paul national historic site (National Park Service) on August 26, 2018. The 1913 parade route will be featured, along with other sites of interest.

The Suffolk County Historical Society in Riverhead, NY (on Long Island, NY) continues its membership drive. The Historical Society has a lively program of exhibits and special programs. Part of the popular suffrage exhibition of Long Island activists is still on display.

Here at SuffrageCentennials.com we loved sending friends and interested folks over to the New York State Museum in Albany, NY to see the “Votes for Women” exhibit that went up in November 2017 and came down in May of 2018. The display was thrilling to see. The “Spirit of 1776″suffrage wagon was part of the exhibition. Now we are on to the next phase of planning for the national suffrage centennial in 2020 when it’s anticipated that the wagon will be on exhibit again.

The celebration of the 2020 national suffrage centennial has opportunities to get involved. And this doesn’t just involve sending money. The initiative for 2020 has relied, so far, on many volunteers to spread the word and organize others to carry out the work. There are opportunities to research and add to a database of first wave activists. Organizers are scouting for locations to erect historic markers to celebrate votes for women, an initiative of the National Votes for Women Trail. And there is more. Stay tuned!

Have you made plans yet for August 26th—Women’s Equality Day?

The “Spirit of 1776” wagon on its first grassroots organizing campaign in the summer of 1913. Photo courtesy of Rose Gschwendtner.

New York Times puts suffrage activist Inez Milholland on its statue list! Plus suffrage centennial news & events!

A book baking in the oven about suffrage activists Edna and Wilmer Kearns! from Marguerite Kearns on Vimeo.

NEW YORK TIMES HAS SUFFRAGE ACTIVIST, INEZ MILHOLLAND, ON ITS RECOMMENDED LIST FOR WOMEN’S STATUES

A New York Times article published on July 27, 2018 included suffrage activist Inez Milholland on a list of ten suggestions for New York City to add to its recommended “to do” list when the erection of statues are under consideration. The article, “More Women Deserve Statues in New York. Here are 10” A previous article asked newspaper readers to send in suggestions. Inez Milholland was number three on the published list.

NEWS FROM AROUND THE US: 

The news is coming in from around the nation. The year 2020 is on the planning agendas of numerous organizations. Take New England for example where events are popping up with 2020 in mind.

A new walking trail, a website, and mobile app were launched this month, with a program “Lighting the Way: Historic Women of the SouthCoast” next on the schedule that will be ongoing. The New Bedford (MA) Whaling Museum will be giving guided tours starting July 12 that will leave the whaling museum every 30 minutes between 5 and 7 p.m. See details at whalingmuseum.org

The documentary “Equal Means Equal” is one choice for organizations to present at fundraisers and special events, especially August 26th, Women’s Equality Day. See the film’s web site for information about arranging for a screening. The National Women’s History Project has a terrific publication highlighting how US women won the right to vote. It’s a great resource to hand out on August 26. See nwhp.org for ordering information.

A MEMOIR IN THE PIPELINE ABOUT BEING A SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT DESCENDANT

from Marguerite Kearns

Publishing the story about my grandparents, Edna and Wilmer Kearns, had to come some time, and it has been in the pipeline for a while. Of course there are distractions and side trips and research. But the goal has been 2020, and this is a message from the mountain about why it’s difficult on occasion to contact me. I’m running here and there, but sooner or later I’m back on track again.

Part of the reason for the diversions has to do with keeping up to date with suffrage centennials, news, events, conferences, and special occasions. A blog takes a lot of work, but it has grounded me in the grassroots.

Last year, 2017, had me stepping—the year of the 100th anniversary of women voting in New York State and very exciting for me with the exhibition of the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon used in grassroots organizing campaigns in New York City and Long Island during 1913. The New York State Museum did a fabulous job in the exhibition, “Votes for Women,” that opened in November 2017 and closed in May 2018. What a thrill to walk into the state museum in Albany, NY and see the wagon there, up front in the museum lobby.

Stay in touch.

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