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Visit Woodstock, New York & find out about Charlotte Perkins Gilman!

Woodstock, New York has women’s suffrage ties! on Vimeo.

Find out the real story about Charlotte Perkins Gilman and her role in the founding of the Woodstock art colony at the turn of the 20th century.

Article by Marguerite Kearns: “Charlotte Perkins Gilman: a Woodstock founding mother” on HudsonValleyOne.

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Three audio podcasts highlighting “Jailed for Freedom”

THREE AUDIO PODCAST SERIES SHOW U.S. SUFFRAGE ACTIVISTS FOR THE COMPLEX, PERSISTENT, AND FESITY INDIVIDUALS THEY WERE:

(1.) “Trouble Brewing in Seneca Falls.” Podcast #1. Podcast #2. Podcast #3. Podcast #4. Podcast #5. Podcast #6. Podcast #7. The story of the women of Seneca Falls, NY who planned the 1848 women’s rights convention. How they had to get out of their comfort zone to pull off a social revolt in mind and spirit that sent shock waves through the nation.

(2.) “Playing Politics with the President.” Podcast #1. Podcast #2. Podcast #3. Podcast #4. Podcast #5. Podcast #6. Podcast #7. Podcast #8. Podcast #9. How it became evident from 1913 to 1917 that bolder tactics and strategies would become necessary for women to win the right to vote. The “polite” strategy no longer worked. Success came about as a result of everyone working together, plus the mix of feisty devil-may-care types who collaborated with the more traditional types of women.

(3.) “The Night of Terror.” Podcast #1. Podcast #2. Podcast #3. Podcast #4. Podcast #5. Podcast #6. Podcast #7. Podcast #8. The story of how militant women suffrage activists were beaten and terrorized one night in their prison cells near the nation’s capitol in 1917. This audio narrative isn’t for the faint of heart. And it doesn’t represent all of the suffrage activists, but rather a segment of them who didn’t mind stepping out of women’s traditional roles.

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Women’s suffrage anthology launch party—plus other NYS readings!

Thursday, October 26, 2017 is the reading and launch party for “NY Votes for Women” at the History Center in Tompkins County (Ithaca, NY). Twenty-one women explore these questions in a variety of engaging memoirs, stories and poems. Join Cayuga Lake Books, the Anthology editors, and readers. Order the book online. Another reading is scheduled for Fayetteville, NY at the Matilda Joslyn Gage House. 

Publisher: Cayuga Lake Books (September 26, 2017)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1681111993
ISBN-13: 978-1681111995
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.3 x 9 inches

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Big time in Albany, NY during November 2017!

The “Votes for Women” exhibit at the New York State Museum opens November 4, 2017 in Albany, NY. The “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon has been exhibited in 2010, 2012, and during 2017. The show opening November 4th is the show of all shows. The suffrage wagon is part of the exhibit, and there is so much more to see. The video below is from 2010—a comparison, and one that we treasure. The upcoming show is a MUST SEE!

What happened when the “Spirit of 1776” was exhibited in 2010! on Vimeo.

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Olivia Twine radio interview & “Yellow Wallpaper” final tour: Suffrage Centennial News Notes

Listen to the “NonFiction Railroad” interview of Olivia Twine from WIOX radio in the Catskill Mountains of New York State. “The Writer’s Voice” moderator Bonnie Lykes-Bigler asks Twine, a contributing editor to SuffrageCentennials.com, about the 2017 New York State suffrage centennial. Olivia provides us with a fascinating overview of her work relative to suffrage and women’s history. In 2015, the town of Woodstock, New York passed a resolution encouraging its residents to honor its women’s history and to participate in the 2017 suffrage centennial. Olivia’s recent article on the state centennial highlights upcoming special events and exhibits during 2017.

FINAL TOUR of “THE YELLOW WALLPAPER,” A PROGRAM FOR SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL PROGRAMS

“The Yellow Wallpaper” stars Michèle LaRue in Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s feminist thriller. In 1885, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, a vibrant young woman and dedicated writer, was brought to her knees by marriage, a well-meaning husband, and a questionable “cure.” Relying on blind faith, instinct, and courage, she willed herself back to health. Perhaps the single element most vital to her recovery was the writing of “The Yellow WallPaper” published in 1892. Turning autobiography to fiction, the story continues to fascinate readers today. This production—a faithful dramatization directed by Warren Kliewer—is fully staged and performed in period costume. Availability: through December 2017. Running time: one hour. Fee: $650, plus travel expenses as negotiated. Fee includes Q&A promotional materials, technical requirements list, playbill master. For more information: michelelarue.com.

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PBS suffrage movement documentary for Women’s History Month—News Flash!

Dance to the music of the 2017 New York State suffrage centennial! on Vimeo.

Find out about the vote that changed history with the broadcast premiere of Perfect 36: When Women Won the Vote distributed through American Public Television. This half-hour documentary will air in March 2017 for Women’s History Month. One of the pivotal moments in U.S. history came in 1920 with passage of the 19th Amendment, an event celebrated in Perfect 36: When Women Won the Vote that tells the insightful, engaging, and colorful story behind Tennessee’s role as the crucial 36th state needed for ratification—and the vote of one man who made it possible.

Produced by Pretzel Pictures for distribution through American Public Television (APT), Perfect 36: When Women Won the Vote is available to public television stations nationwide. Learn more about the project online at Perfect36Doc.com.

OTHER NEWS: Women’s Rights National Historical Park has partnered with the Seward House Museum in Auburn, NY to present a program titled “Seward Feminism” in the National Park Visitor Center’s Guntzel Theater on Saturday, March 11, 2017 at 1 p.m. Although often overlooked because of Secretary of State William Henry Seward’s high profile, the women of the Seward family contributed significantly to the spirit of reform sweeping through mid-19th-century America. Women’s Rights National Historic Park is open Friday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, visit their website or call (315) 568-2991. The Women’s Rights National Historical Park is located at 136 Fall Street, Seneca Falls, NY.

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Suffrage centennial events already underway in New York State

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Centennial celebrations thru 2020 engage folks worldwide! on Vimeo.

The Lake George Historical Association Museum has set aside a small exhibition room in the LGHA Museum, 290 Canada Street, Lake George, NY to interpret suffrage activity in the Town of Caldwell (later Lake George and Village of Lake George) from the early 19th century through 1920. This year, 2017, marks the NY State suffrage centennial. Susan B. Anthony visited Lake George on several occasions to press for the cause for women suffrage. Katrina Trask, George Foster Peabody, Mary Loines and Mary Jacobi were among the Lake George/Bolton residents who persisted in keeping the issues alive. The pro and anti suffrage constituencies will be addressed. The LGHA has received a grant from the Lake Champlain Basin Program (LCBP) to kick off a 2107 exhibition with a theatrical performance portraying suffragists in Warren (Lake George) and Essex (Ticonderoga) Counties. LGHA collaborated with North Country Community College and the Ticonderoga Womens Studies Program to develop a dramatic script about the life of Essex resident Inez Milholland for the musical theater department at Lake George High School that was performed in 2016. For more information, contact Lisa Adamson at 518-307-7842.

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Women’s Suffrage Centennials in the news!

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Highlights of Suffrage Centennials: From now to 2020, go where the action is for votes for women! on Vimeo.

This video highlights past suffrage centennials. We’re on to other events and celebrations. New York State has a funded suffrage commission preparing for 2017, the state’s celebration of 100 years of the state’s women voting. Canada has suffrage centennial events in 2016. Tennessee has a new statue that has been unveiled.

Breaking NewsNew York State women elected to public office who are preparing for 2017 haven’t been shy about commenting on the inappropriate remarks by Republican Party presidential nominee Donald Trump released recently. Many of them have been involved in the lobbying effort to create and fund a state suffrage centennial commission, including many legislators signing on to the bill passed last year in Albany, NY.

One suffrage centennial supporter, NYS Republican State Senator Betty Little, had this to say about Trump’s public comments on News10: “As a member of the Senate Republican conference, I have been very proud of our work to advance issues important to women. I was honored to sponsor the law creating the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission to celebrate women gaining the right to vote in New York State in 1917. Certainly I am very disappointed in Trump’s statements on that tape. These are his words, his actions and his responsibility to address them. It is up to voters to make their own conclusions and decisions.”

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NYS suffrage centennial commission one step closer to reality, plus news notes!

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Follow Suffrage Centennial News & Storytelling! on Vimeo.

Support New York State’s women’s suffrage centennial commission for 2017. Both houses of the New York State Legislature approved the creation of the suffrage centennial commission during the 2015 session. Now it’s time for Governor Andrew Cuomo to sign the bill. It’s said to have been pushed to the top of the pile of bills to sign in the near future. Once the bill is signed, the push is on to get $2.9 million funding for the commission’s work.

You can help by signing the petition. Write an electronic letter. Call the Governor’s office at 518-474-8390.

Help spread the word via social media using #NY4Suffrage. Donate $10+ to the NYS Council for the Humanities.

Here at SuffrageCentennials.com we’ve been following the “Suffragette” film (Trailer) and the November 2015 release of “10 Days in a Madhouse” (Trailer). Most often, period films are love stories. But these two films have women characters who drive the plot. The release of the “Suffragette” film in theaters across the nation has been getting plenty of attention. Let us know what you’re doing to bring attention to “Suffragette.” Get your organization involved!

Check out the special November 8, 2015 program about “10 Days in a Madhouse” at Suffrage Wagon Cafe. The 200th birthday celebration of Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s 200th birthday was celebrated with a party at Cooper Union in New York City on November 12. And the Women’s Rights Park in Seneca Falls, NY has a special program scheduled for Saturday, November 14, 2015.

On January 1, 2016 the centennial observance for Inez Milholland, America’s suffrage martyr, will be launched. Follow SuffrageCentennials.com during 2016. Sign up for the newsletter. Become a partner and participate in the action campaign. We’re partners with the Inez Milholland centennial observance. Details to follow soon.

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VIDEOS: “10 Days in a Madhouse,” new film release about reporter Nellie Bly

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10 Days in a Madhouse Trailer from TriCoast Studios on Vimeo.

A Nellie Bly special: Trade Cards from the collection of Kenneth Florey on Vimeo.

The film, “10 Days in a Madhouse,” opens in theaters across the U.S. soon. It’s a staggered release so don’t give up if it’s not playing right away in your town or city. Be patient. It’s worth the wait. And our video features vintage Nellie Bly trade cards from the collection of author Kenneth Florey. It’s a reminder of how reporter Nellie Bly was well known in her day. Ken is the author of American Woman Suffrage Postcards from McFarland Press (2015). He specializes in women’s suffrage memorabilia, and his books are worth ordering to make them part of your reference library.

WHY “10 DAYS IN A MADHOUSE” IS MAKING PEOPLE PAY ATTENTION!

Come January 2016 with the upcoming Academy Awards, the film “10 Days in a Madhouse” is likely to be talked about as a U.S. film with teaching and learning potential because of the period subject matter and a more than 90% women’s cast. The film that’s directed by Timothy Hines and produced by Susan Goforth brings to a wide audience the story of investigative reporter Nellie Bly. The cast includes Caroline Barry, Christopher Lambert, Kelly LeBrock, Julia Chantrey and others (Pendragon Pictures).

In this production, Nellie Bly goes undercover in 1887 to report on conditions at Blackwell’s Island, a mental institution. Her expose created waves all over the nation. And Nellie Bly opened the doors wide for women in journalism before the turn of the 20th century. We love Nellie Bly because of her women’s rights activism and her journalistic coverage of the suffrage movement that included a remarkable interview with Susan B. Anthony, her feature articles on suffrage conventions, as well as the 1913 suffrage parade in Washington, DC.

"10 days in a Madhouse"EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH NELLIE BLY FILM’S PRODUCER AND DIRECTOR!

In an exclusive interview, producer Susan Goforth and director Timothy Hines had this to say about Nellie Bly and the making of the film, “10 Days in a Madhouse”:

Producer Susan Goforth: “The way Nellie Bly handled her newspaper assignments became a journey of her soul. She handled her subject matter with grace, openness, and accessibility while always wanting to tell the truth to the people.”

“Nellie Bly lived in a time when only 2% of the journalism jobs were held by women… She opened the door for all women to be taken seriously as reporters.”

Director Timothy Hines: “I owe this film to my mother who was born in 1917. I was the youngest of ten and I grew up hearing the tales of Nellie Bly from my mother. I’ve always been fascinated by Nellie’s writings. When my mother passed in 2008, this crystalized for me the things that are important in my life. I intend to devote the rest of my life to films about women’s rights and minority rights…”

“If Nellie Bly had been a man, there would be statues of her. She would be included in history lessons instead of being relegated to children’s books for girls alone.”

Librivox of Nellie BlyTEACHING RESOURCES: Librivox has “10 Days in a Madhouse” in audio. It’s free. A shorter selection is available, edited by Suffrage Wagon News Channel.

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