International Women’s Day is in March. Get ready now to plan for observing and celebrating the day!
THE WORK BEGAN WHEN AUTHOR MARGUERITE KEARNS WAS TEN YEARS OLD
There are few folks left with a direct contact with this part of women’s history—one that is rapidly slipping away. That’s why “An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights” is a book to read, a book to consult with, and a work that puts flesh and memories on a very important part of American history. The work will emerge from the publishing pipeline in June of 2021.
JANUARY 2019 WAS WHEN THE AUTHOR CARRIED A PHOTO OF HER GRANDPARENTS IN THE ANNUAL WOMEN’S MARCH IN HER HOMETOWN
“Women in the United States have been marching for equality and their rights for more than 100 years,” Kearns says. She realizes that a century is more than enough time to get the message across. “We deserve better. We expect free and safe elections, and there’s no guarantee yet of this outcome.” She agrees that many freedom struggles are “unfinished.”
A THANK YOU TO ROAMING WRITERS OF SANTA FE, NM
A great deal of the book, An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights by Marguerite Kearns, was workshopped by the Roaming Writers in Santa Fe, New Mexico over a period of several years. Thanks to the Roaming Writers for the ongoing support, as well as Collected Works in Santa Fe where many of the weekly meetings were held.The web site for the book by Marguerite Kearns is Unfinished-Revolution.com. The pub date is June 1, 2021.
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PBS STREAMING “THE VOTE” DOCUMENTARY
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER SOUGHT FOR ANTHONY/STANTON FILM
Knight Quest Entertainment is seeking an executive producer for the screenplay Stanton & Anthony so it can be turned into a feature film. Contact producer Helise Stamos at Knight Quest Entertainment, 518-409-7148.
The women’s statue at Central Park in NYC is creating considerable attention since its installation in August of 2020. Check the web site to stay up to date with the news.
NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY ALLIANCE HAS NEW PUBLICATION
The National Women’s History Alliance has announced a new publication, 2021 Women’s History Magazine that will be published the end of January 2021. The NWHA is encouraging advocates to become “Partners” and/or to advertise in the next issue.
STORIES AND LEGENDS PLAY AN IMPORTANT PART IN FAMILY LIFE…
Even if family stories and legends later prove to be exaggerated or incorrect, they play a valuable part in a personal and collective legacy. “An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights” (SUNY Press, June 2021 release) features Bess, a childhood friend of Edna Buckman Kearns who has her own ideas about what constitutes a young woman’s freedom. Bess subscribes to the views of activist Emma Goldman, who like Bess, doesn’t believe in marriage. PBS “American Experience” is streaming Goldman’s life story at the present time.
CELEBRATE WOMEN’S HISTORY WITH A TEA-RELATED EVENT DURING JANUARY 2021, HOT TEA MONTH
A NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION
We’re going to do everything in our power during 2021 to support August 26th—Women’s Equality Day—becoming a national holiday. We’re behind the Equal Rights Amendment being added to the US Constitution, and for the nations of Planet Earth to get together to make a plan about bringing climate change under control.
A HAPPY NEW YEAR WITH NEWS NOTES FROM ALL OVER. . .
It’s all around us…amazement about the extraordinary accomplishment about celebrating 2020, the 100th anniversary of US women voting. There’s still plenty of work to be done, but congrats, all of us. Who would have thought the centennial would pick up steam like it did? Many volunteers have been working behind the scenes for years to build this momentum.
VIDEO ABOUT THE CHALLENGE WILMER KEARNS FACES ABOUT WINNING EDNA’S LOVE
QUESTION FACING SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL READERS…
Did you see the New York Times article about Marguerite Kearns in August 2020, “Living Legacy of Suffrage”? The suffrage book in the publishing pipeline from SUNY Press is mentioned.
Here it is as a Happy New Year’s reminder—
SUNY PRESS HAS THE STORY OF EDNA AND WILMER IN ITS SPRING 2021 CATALOG
Find out about the suffrage family history by Marguerite Kearns, published by SUNY Press, to be released in June of 2021. An Unfinished Revolution:Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights.
SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013. We started immediately to promote the national suffrage centennial in 2020. Back in 2013, few people had even thought of 2020 for a national party. Now, the participation is astonishing.
A DOUBLE CELEBRATION…HAPPY NEW YEAR’S AND HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO SUFFRAGE WAGON NEWS CHANNEL
DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR POMEROY HISTORIC MARKER FOR VOTES FOR WOMEN TRAIL
During the coming year, we’ll be introducing some of the main characters in “An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights.”
Bess, Edna’s best friend, is very different from other young women her age at the turn of the 20th century. Find out more on the web site for the book by Marguerite Kearns.
Find out about Bess and pat yourself on the head for so much great work during 2020, the celebration of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution that guaranteed US women the right to vote.
BOLD ACCOMPLISHMENTS—CONGRATS TO THE HUNDREDS AND POSSIBLY THOUSANDS OF SUPPORTERS OF THE NATIONAL SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL IN 2020
Follow SuffrageCentennials.com. The next suffrage centennial ahead is the 100 years US women have spent working to include an Equal Rights Amendment in the nation’s working documents. This observance will be upon us quickly in 2023.
Some words from the Alice Paul Institute:
Go to InezMilholland.org for more information. In 1916 on December 25th, a very moving memorial program was held for Inez Millholland in the nation’s capital. This is a reminder.
During 2021, follow SuffrageCentennials.com. Plan now for a book about the early women’s rights movement to be included in your book club. “An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights” is one example.
SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013. We’ve come a long way, and it has been a lot of work. Along the way it was occasionally lonely and discouraging. But the idea of women learning about their history has taken off now. And we have a woman in the Oval Office for the first time as Vice-President of the U.S. This video shows some of the road we have traveled.
SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013.
Celebrate March 8, 2021 this coming year by honoring Inez Milholland.
SUFFRAGE STATUE PLANNED FOR WASHINGTON, DC
Back in 2013 when I started blogging on SuffrageCentennials.com, it seemed like an impossible dream to imagine that we would benefit from the cumulative effort of generations of women (and men) working toward equality by supporting a celebration of 100 years of US women voting in 2020.
Now the plans of a major suffragist memorial in Washington, DC (in addition to Turning Point Suffragist Memorial) is really happening. The number of celebrations and observances and all sorts of creative expressions of this magnificent accomplishment is astonishing. We have to keep this momentum increasing in the direction of a climate emergency, planet wide. The pandemic in 2020 is rearranging our priorities and perspectives.
BRONZE STATUE OF RUTH BADER GINSBERG TO BE UNVEILED IN MARCH 2021
A statue of Ruth Bader Ginsberg will be unveiled during Women’s History Month in 2021 in Brooklyn. Stay tuned for details as they become available.
LUCY STONE PROGRAM ON DECEMBER 29, 2020
UPDATE ON INEZ MILHOLLAND AND A THANK YOU TO AMY WALKER
A thank you to performer Amy Walker for her terrific feature program about Inez Milholland during 2020. Amy and others have kept the story of Inez alive during the past year. “Into Light” is being featured on Amazon Prime, and it’s a terrific way to sense the feeling of the times in which Milhollland lived and died. Support “Into Light” by watching it. And now…what we learned from the nomination of Inez for a national citizens award.
Our suffrage martyr, Inez Milholland, was nominated for a presidential citizens’ medal in 2016, but it wasn’t granted. There has been a revival of interest during 2020 in our US suffrage martyr, Inez. Keep her memory alive!
Publicity for Inez, as well as any subject, can be challenging. Often it takes many attempts before someone pays attention. The citizens’ medal campaign from 2016 is one example. It laid a base, even if the goal wasn’t realized.
SuffrageCentennials.com is looking ahead to the next big suffrage centennial observance in 2023 when US women will have been working for 100 years to include an Equal Rights Amendment in the US Constitution. It would be great if we could retire Suffrage Centennials, but the work toward equality continues.
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DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR VOTES FOR WOMEN TRAIL
January 15, 2021 is the new deadline for submission to the National Votes for Women Trail. Completed applications for historic markers should be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Pacific Time.
DON’T FORGET TO PARTY FOR THE NEW YEAR!
Forget trying to retire SuffrageCentennials.com if the United States still hasn’t passed the Equal Rights Amendment, now referred to as the proposed 28th Amendment to the US Constitution. There is legal action pending and a holiday party planned. The draft Equal Rights Amendment has been kicking around for almost 100 years. Onward…
Marguerite has enough on her hands to spread the word about her upcoming book from SUNY Press in June 2021, and yet she has issued a challenge. She is asking readers to present some hard questions about the real people in her book, “An Unfinished Revolution.” The first one has come in. Contact her at MargueriteKearns at gmail.com
Here’s the first question:
WHAT DID YOU THINK WHEN YOUR MOTHER TOLD YOU THAT BESS, EDNA’S BEST FRIEND, HAD A REPUTATION FOR BEING AN “OLD MAID” AND A “TROUBLEMAKER?”
Here on SuffrageCentennials.com, we’re putting a human face on American history while we’re including women in the national story.
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There’s a web platform for the book by Marguerite Kearns about one family and how the early women’s rights movement made a difference up to and including today. Check it out.
Link to the award-winning video with music from Eighty Bugg that honors Edna Kearns and the tens of thousands of those who stepped forward to work for women’s right to vote.
FREE SUFFRAGE BOOK: DEADLINE OF DECEMBER 15TH
The 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative is offering friends the opportunity to receive a book celebrating the Nineteenth Amendment and to have copies sent to some of your supporters and members without cost.
The WVCI partnered with the British publisher St. James House in London on a handsome illustrated book marking the women’s suffrage centennial and promoting advances for women since then. Delayed like everything else, it will be published the spring of 2021. The working title is A Vote for Women.
St. James has asked WVCI to submit 1,000 names, mail and email addresses of individuals interested in women’s rights and voting rights who would appreciate and share the book. Needed are the names and mailing addresses (for mailing books) and email addresses (for e-books and book launch invitations) of individuals by Tuesday, December 15. Any information provided will remain confidential and will only be used for this purpose. A virtual book launch is scheduled for late March 2021. Send names to RobertCooney@ebold.com.
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Don’t forget the holiday gift ideas available at the National Women’s History Alliance web site.
The UCR concert band performed an arrangement of “Standing on the Shoulders,” a theme song of the 2020 suffrage centennial. Bravo to composer Joyce Rouse.
WOOD-BURNING STOVE IS USED AT SUFFRAGE WAGON COOKING SCHOOL
Suffrage Wagon Cooking School relies on its wood-burning stove to produce great treats, tea and coffee that’s served at the Suffrage Wagon Cafe.
SuffrageCentennials.com has been promoting special events and celebrations since 2013.
Check out the web platform for the book by Marguerite Kearns—An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights. It will be released by SUNY Press in June of 2021.