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First wave descendants in the news—Teacher guide, PLUS suffrage centennial updates!

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CENTENNIAL UPDATES:

Join the August 26th annual “Toast to Tenacity,” sponsored each year by Vision 2020. This year’s event is Thursday, August 23, 2018—12 to 1 p.m.

August 18, 1920 was the actual date of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution. The official date of this celebration is August 26th. This is the 98th year since the ratification and already, the nation is gearing up for the 2020 observance, an election year. Get busy planning now. SuffrageCentennials.com will bring you all the related news that fits.

FIRST WAVE DESCENDANTS IN THE NEWS

First wave descendant Coline Jenkins recently appeared on CBS morning news to talk about August 26th and Women’s Equality Day. Descendants of the first wave of women’s rights activists have a higher profile than ever. Jenkins is the great great granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Her high profile reflects years of her working behind the scenes with other descendants and interested citizens to bring the women’s suffrage movement out of obscurity and into the light. Descendants of Harriet Tubman and Ida B. Wells are making the news for special programs, including memorial statues.

CAMPAIGN TO MAKE AUGUST 26th A FEDERAL HOLIDAY

The National Women’s History Project has put out a call for those interested in supporting August 26th (Women’s Equality Day) to be registered as a federal holiday. Find out more at the NWHP’s web site.

WOMEN’S STATUES ARE MAKING HEADLINES

There are rumblings in the UK about a statue of Mrs. Pankhurst, the elder suffrage activist. Can there be too many statues of the famous leader? This is the controversy raging, well covered in the blog “Woman and her Sphere,” by Elizabeth Crawford. A planning application has been filed to dismantle one of the statues that’s causing backlash. Find out more.

A preview of the statue of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony planned for NYC’s Central Park is on exhibit through August 26th at the New York Historical Society, an American history museum and library located in New York City at the corner of 77th Street and Central Park West in Manhattan, founded in 1804 as New York’s first museum.

FUNDRAISING FOR 2020:

Raising money by first wavers to support their campaigning was a challenge. And it remains a challenge for organizations acknowledging the first wave as the 2020 suffrage centennial approaches. The National Women’s Hall of Fame is sponsoring a series of fundraisers to enable the organization to move to new quarters in Seneca Falls, NY. There’s a whole lot of fundraising going on.

Turning Point Suffragist Memorial in Lorton, VA plans to open in August 2020. It’s not clear yet whether the opening will feature a complete offering of history treasures or if it will be partial. Your contribution makes an enormous difference!

New York Archives has an educators’ guide that fleshes out the articles published in the periodical and provides a link to the state’s curriculum standards, or the New York State Social Studies Framework. Paired with two articles from the summer issue, the guide provides supporting questions to direct students in reading articles and responding to questions relative to understanding primary sources. nysarchivestrust.org

A special National Women’s History Project luncheon has been scheduled to announce the 2018 Women’s History Month honorees to be recognized at an inaugural awards luncheon and program on Saturday, August 18, 2018, from 11 am to 2:30 pm. Location: Hilton Oakland Airport located at One Hegenberger Road in Oakland, CA. Below: Offerings from the NWHP store, a great source of gifts and women’s history memorabilia.Winning the Vote

Work is underway to create a national women’s trail to be announced during 2020, the national suffrage celebration. A total of 27 states are now represented. If you would like to get involved, call or email NCWHS president, Marsha Weinstein. Phone: 502-819-2537

Email: mweinst413@gmail.com.)

All the news that can fit about suffrage centennials, news, views, and special events turned out to be too much for one blog. That is why Suffrage Wagon Cafe has been busy since March of 2015 sponsoring special programs. And the activity isn’t over yet. During 2017, the year of the suffrage centennial in New York State, thousands relied on Suffrage Wagon News Channel for news about the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the US.

Visit other suffrage-friendly platforms, including LetsRockTheCradle.com and SuffrageWagon.org

Follow SuffrageCentennials.com that has been publishing since 2013. Suffrage Wagon Cafe is a source of special programs and videos about the first wave in the US. Video about the cafe’s grand opening in March of 2015.

 

New Zealand celebrating 125 years of women voting!

New Zealand women have been voting for the past 125 years! This observance is being accompanied with planning to erect a plaque to commemorate 1893 to 2018 by the Walmate Edwardian Heritage Group. Records show that on a suffrage petition submitted to Parliament on July 28, 1893, the names and addresses of about 24,000 women aged over 21 were featured.

Honor Inez Milholland, the U.S. suffrage martyr! on Vimeo.

Be prepared for the reactions of some Americans who don’t want to be reminded that U.S. women will have been voting for 100 years in 2020.

Also, there are Americans who want to see August 26th designated as a national holiday.

It’s uncomfortable to many citizens that after almost 100 years of women voting, no women has been elected to serve in the Oval Office in Washington, DC.

Also—in 2023, U.S. women will have been working for 100 years to guarantee equal rights for women under the U.S. Constitution.

The above video was produced in 2016, the 100th anniversary of the death of Inez Milholland, the U.S. suffrage martyr. Many American women have no idea that Inez Milholland died in 1916 for women’s voting rights.

Follow the Inez Milholland centennial blog. Find out the larger context at SuffrageCentennials.com

Stop by Suffrage Wagon News Channel to find out about the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon used by Edna Kearns and others that was on exhibit at the New  York State Museum from 2017 to 2018. The wagon is a symbol of the agitation around women’s voting rights. Support the New York State Museum in finding a way to put the wagon on permanent exhibit, for now and future generations.

Get ready to celebrate Women’s Equality Day on August 26th, PLUS suffrage centennial news!

Are you and your organization ready to celebrate Women’s Equality Day on August 26th? Have you ever held an August 26th fundraiser? Or presented a special mention about August 26th at your organization’s meeting? This may already be late for deep planning, but it’s not too late to be thinking about it. Get started now and then see what happens. You may be surprised.

August 26th isn’t a national holiday even though it should be. Ask your friends if they are aware of why August 26th is significant. See how many know that it’s the commemoration of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment guaranteeing American women the right to vote. Important? You bet. The 2020 election is coming up. Will the US finally have a woman candidate of a major U.S. American party who will bring women voters together? Start by some August 26th awareness.

Amelia Bowen reads the joint resolution of the US Congress in 1971, introduced in Congress by Rep. Bella Abzug. August 26th of each year has been designated as Women’s Equality Day. It celebrates the ratification of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution in 1920. The audio podcast was produced by Suffrage Wagon News Channel.

IN OTHER NEWS:

Lake Placid, New York is on the bandwagon with a suffrage centennial exhibit at The History Museum at the Lake Placid train station created by the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society that opened officially on June 27, 2018.

The Suffolk County Historical Society on Long Island (NY) continues with its membership drive. Please keep this in mind when looking to support suffrage-friendly organizations. The Suffolk County Historical Society created an excellent display featuring Long Island suffrage activists during 2017 when New York State celebrated its 100 years of its women voting. This exhibition attracted considerable interest, and now an edited version of the highlights can be seen in a display case in the Historical Society’s basement.

Don’t forget to contact the National Women’s History Project for copies of “How Women Won the Vote.” They’re great handouts for August 26th events and a valuable source of information about the importance of planning for 2020 now.

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