We Honor the Suffrage Activists who Participated in the Early Women’s Rights Movement

ERA ALERT FOR TODAY…

Check out the book review of An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights by Marguerite Kearns that appeared in Friends Journal.

DO WE HONOR SOME ACTIVISTS AND THEN LABEL AND MAKE JUDGMENTS ABOUT OTHERS?

We honor the range of those who participated in the early women’s rights movement in the United States. Contrary to some claims, the campaigning to win the vote for women in the United States was not monolithic. There were hundreds of women’s suffrage organizations, and all participants weren’t required to agree on anything more than women should be allowed to vote and participate in the public affairs of the nation.

The context now reflects a diverse range of supporters. Those who worked for the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution represented women’s voting rights who didn’t speak with one voice and one point of view. The WHY behind their actions is a study that is, in itself, an unfinished revolution.

THE “WHY” OF THOSE WHO MARCHED, AS WELL AS OTHERS WHO DIDN’T…

US women were marginalized and virtually invisible over 100 years ago. They were fortunate to have even one suffrage image in the history books taught to their children. During and after the 2020 centennial celebration of the 19th amendment, a great deal of information has been uncovered that was not previously available.

This includes a filling out of who participated in the long and diverse struggle, with facts about their backgrounds and special interests.  The “why” of the eff0rts that bridged generations has been included in numerous books, podcasts, archives, and numerous sources identified and consulted. The “why” of the activists themselves is an example of research yet to be completed.

Thank you, Meredith Machen, for recognizing long-term and dedicated supporters, as we celebrate your own commitment to an increased awareness of our valiant women over the past decade. I love this part where we honor each other for the extra effort that is so often unrecognized! Brava!

We’re partners in the ERA Coalition, an effort to support an equal rights amendment being included in the US Constitution. In 2023, US women will have been working on this uphill task for 100 years.

Check out Suffrage Wagon News Channel. It has been publishing since 2009 and supporting the New York State Museum placing the Spirit of 1776 suffrage campaign wagon on permanent exhibition.

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013.

For bookings and interviews, leave a message for Marguerite Kearns (855) toll free 553 3666.

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Many many folks contributed to this national suffrage memorial…Video

US women started working on an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution 100 years ago in 1923. Will 2023 be the year that it finally becomes part of the US Constitution?

While we reeled from the news of a pandemic, the national suffrage memorial finally opened outside of Washington, DC.

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013.  We are considering next steps and will have an announcement soon. Special thanks to those who have played an important part in putting in the extra effort to make a national suffrage memorial a priority in their lifetimes.

For bookings and interviews, leave a message for Marguerite Kearns (855) toll free 553 3666.

Support the New York State Museum in placing the Spirit of 1776 suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Kearns in New York City and Long Island in 1913.

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Big News about Queen Elizabeth II who reigned for 7 decades

Here is an example of a big mama who has been around for decades. I remember her inauguration when I was very young and watched on black and white TV. And after the big announcement, there will be a large round of posts about the colonial implications and policies carried forward during these 7o years that speak volumes about the on-the-ground implications of the policies and practices carried out in the name of the UK and the Queen.

This is definitely news for SuffrageCentennials.com.  We have been publishing since 2013.

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Get ready for the 100th anniversary of US women working on the ERA

 

The Equal Rights Amendment will have its 100th anniversary celebration in 2023.

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013. Let’s keep the context of women’s rights alive. A special thanks to the ERA Coalition for its informative web site. We choose from the web site’s offerings to include in our posting.

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2023 is another suffrage centennial—100 years of work on ERA

Next year, 2023, marks 100 years since US women have been working on the Equal Rights Amendment. This means there’s another suffrage centennial coming soon, and we should be paying attention as to what we will be doing to support an awareness of this significant centennial.

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We are carrying on the work of past women’s rights activists… Add to the list of suffrage descendants

August 2020 New York Times article that highlighted those descendants today who are carrying on the work of prior diverse activist ancestors. If you weren’t included in that article, make sure you weigh in on the following…
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The suffrage historic marker in Long Beach, NY will be relocated

The suffrage campaign marker installed in Long Beach, NY has been taken down temporarily in order to re-install it at a different location in thecity. Patricia Bourne has the marker in her office waiting re-installation. Apparently the sign was too large for the current location.

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013. We were contemplating closing down now that the 100th anniversary was over in 2020. But we have another anniversary coming soon, and it’s an important one. In 2023 US women will have been working for 100 years on an Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution.

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Celebrate Women’s History Month in March!

The 2020 women’s centennial may be over, but the issue of women’s rights is still stumbling along. Make sure this year that the celebration of 100 years of women voting continues. The 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was ratified in 1920, and the commemoration of a century of US women voting is still with us.

Make sure that you give more than lip service to this century of struggle.

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The 2020 suffrage centennial was a “success” in spite of the challenges!

The preparation for the 2020 suffrage centennial was years in the making by volunteers who were determined that the 100 years of women voting in the US pass without notice.

Then 2020 finally arrived with lockdowns and so many crises that it seemed as if the 100 years of women voting would not be noticed. In spite of the concerns over health and safety, so many events and celebrations were held that we couldn’t keep track of them.

So congratulations to the tens of thousands of individuals determined that the many many volunteers of a very diverse movement not be forgotten.

Suffrage Wagon News Channel is conducting a post card campaign to support the New York State Museum in its planning to place the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon on permanent exhibition. Join in with the support by signing and sending postcards.

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SuffrageCentennials.com is resuming publication!

If you are headed to Long Beach, New York this summer, enter the beach at the Boardwalk’s main entrance so you can take a look at the marker commemorating Edna Buckman Kearns and her suffrage work in 1913.

It is one of many markers commemorating the votes for women organizing on Long Island.

Suffrage Wagon News Channel is commemorating the extensive work by volunteers that led to the approval and ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution in 1920.

There has been a monumental effort conducted to bring this once little-known volunteerism to the attention of the American public by more contemporary activists who are now interested in publishing a book on the national votes for women trail. Visit Suffrage Wagon News Channel for more information.

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