Happy Thanksgiving with a message from Marguerite Kearns!

Celebrating 100 years since the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution is something to be thankful for! No social movement is without its challenges and contradictions.


“Learning about the women’s suffrage movement hasn’t without its challenges. For me in my writing, this has involved what to include in my writing and what to leave out for reasons of space, reasonable privacy concerns, as well as the compromises and utter frustration of some activists working for generations without expected results. Winning voting rights was extremely difficult in its time.

“Over the 20th century, many attitudes have shifted. The winning of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was generally marginalized and not considered relevant when I was attending school. When I started blogging in 2009, most folks had no idea what I was talking about when I used the word ‘suffrage.’ Their eyes glazed over. Many people yawned in my face.

“I blogged until I found others like me who wanted to reverse the silence, secrets, and marginalization. I had an amusing term for others like me—cradle rockers. The year 2020 is astonishing in terms of what many Americans are learning and thinking about. The decentralized and once radical movement of women’s voting rights has taken on a life of its own.”

Marguerite Kearns

“An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights” is in the publishing pipeline by SUNY Press (State University of New York) for release in June 2021.

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This entry was posted on November 20, 2020, in Blog.

Add your support to making August 26th a national holiday!

We support US women recognized and acknowledged in the list of national holidays. Check with the National Women’s History Alliance for updates.

Put a human face on history. Follow the path leading to SUNY Press (State University of NY) and the press publishing the story of Edna and Wilmer Kearns and their involvement in the early women’s rights movement. Release expected in June of 2021.


This entry was posted on November 13, 2020, in Blog.

Gift ideas for the holidays and special occasions!

Go to the web site for the National Women’s History Alliance!



The Cradle Rockers are those who have been behind the scenes for the past decade advocating for the early women’s rights movement to emerge from the shadows. They have been persistent, determined, and effective. Cradle Rockers are busy folks. That’s why the news is condensed and lively. Visit LetsRockTheCradle.com


This entry was posted on November 6, 2020, in Blog.

Greetings from Suffrage Centennials on October 30th…!

Check out the 2020 suffrage centennial updates.

Suffrage centennials are taking on more importance than ever before! a video on Vimeo.

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013.

This entry was posted on October 30, 2020, in Blog.

Vote: It was a Long & Difficult Struggle to win this Right!

VOTE: It’s a Right That Didn’t Come Easy! on Vimeo.


Suffrage Centennials honored New York State’s 100 years of women voters in 2017! on Vimeo.

Reminder about Month of October 2020 for online event!

Drop in (online) for burial ground dedication for suffrage activist Edna Buckman Kearns. Ceremony available during the entire month of October 2020 online. Link.

The human side of social change is highlighted in the upcoming book by Marguerite Kearns due for release from SUNY Press (State University of New York) in June 2021.

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013.

This entry was posted on October 23, 2020, in Blog.

VOTING VIDEO: Suffrage descendants spread the word about ancestors!

Women’s Suffrage Centennial events & celebrations: News Notes on Vimeo.

Inez Milholland’s family members, some distant, kept her memory alive throughout the 20th century when the early women’s rights history was marginalized, considered boring and unimportant, and it was either invisible or referred to in a single photo caption.

It’s hard to keep up now with the amount of material published about the early women’s rights movement. This includes descendants of the activists. In July 2020 a conference, “Seneca Falls Revisited” featured the great great grand niece of Harriet Tubman. One extended family group had a representative—the great-great-great grandson of Frederick Douglass.


There are increasing occasions when someone speaks in public or writes about their ancestor or family member. John Holliday from Australia is one example. He had planned to visit the United States to promote his book about his suffrage ancestor, but the pandemic called a halt to his plans.

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013.

If you know of an ancestor publishing a book about their suffrage activist family members or ancestors, get in touch! Plan for your book club—especially a book about an early women’s rights activist written by a descendant.

“An Unfinished Revolution” Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights” by Marguerite Kearns is one example.

This entry was posted on October 16, 2020, in Blog.

The Outreach to Spread the Word Carries on—Suffrage Centennials News

Rocking the Cradle got the Women’s Rights Movement out in Front on Vimeo.

An article about the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Buckman Kearns will be featured in the next issue of “New York History” scheduled for publication in November 2020. The article will be an adapted selection from An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights that is scheduled for publication in June 2021 by SUNY Press.. Here’s information about “New York History” from their web page.

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013.

This entry was posted on October 9, 2020, in Blog.

Friendly reminders about events, plus Zoe’s suggestion for centennial programming!

Edna Buckman Kearns reflects on her past & the “Spirit of 1776” wagon! on Vimeo.

Registration on Renesan.org web site. $15. Online program, “Suffrage Wagons: The Winding Road to Voting Rights.”

Check out burial ground dedication for Edna Buckman Kearns at Quaker burial ground during October 2020. Date to be announced for October Zoom program.

Link to online dedication.



LetsRockTheCradle.com has returned with regular postings. We have been publishing since 2013.

This entry was posted on September 25, 2020, in Blog and tagged .

News from SuffrageCentennials.com

The dream of historic markers to celebrate the 2020 suffrage centennial is coming closer to a reality. October 1, 2020 is the deadline to apply for a free historic marker in your community. The National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites has been working hard the past few years to establish a Votes for Women Trail across the United States. The historic markers are funded by the Pomeroy Foundation in NYS.

This entry was posted on September 18, 2020, in Blog.

Updates: Woodstock Historical Society, Suffrage Centennials news & more!


Special exhibition celebrates the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial, on view through September 27

Rose O’Neill: Artist & Suffragette is a special installation created with recently acquired artwork, generously donated by The Rose O’Neill Foundation to Norman Rockwell Museum’s permanent collection of illustration art. This exhibition is especially meaningful as August 18, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment, guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote. Rose O’Neill (1874-1944) was strongly devoted to the cause, taking part in protests, public speaking, creating protest signs, magazine illustrations, and postcards advocating for women.

Born in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and raised in rural Nebraska, self-taught illustrator O’Neill broke new ground for women in the worlds of art and publishing.

The Historical Society of Woodstock (NY) will sponsor an exhibit about Edna Kearns and Elisabeth Freeman, early women’s rights activists, during September 2020. Watch for updates here on SuffrageCentennials.com

The centennial of the 19th Amendment—a special message on Vimeo.

SuffrageCentennials.com is anticipating the next suffrage centennial in 2023—100 years that US women have been working on an Equal Rights Amendment to the US Constitution.

Suffrage News about early women’s rights movement activists!! on Vimeo.


Check updates about the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon at Suffrage Wagon News Channel.

Visualize Inez Milholland being inducted in the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Support our US suffrage martyr. Visit InezMilhollandCentennial.com

Stay current at LetsRockTheCradle.com

Grab the news that isn’t available except on social activism friendly digital platforms!


This entry was posted on September 11, 2020, in Blog.