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The PBS suffrage documentary had a variety of reactions, plus one consistent response…

PLANNING FOR “CONVENTION DAYS” IN SENECA FALLS, NY DURING 2021

“Convention Days” will be held in Seneca Falls, NY in 2021. But no dates or the specifics of the planning are available at this time. Check in with us later.

ALICE PAUL INSTITUTE MOVES INTO 2021

Supporting education for youth is an important priority for Alice Paul Institute programming.

Teachers—Many of those who watched the PBS documentary “The Vote,” responded in the same way. “I had no idea the campaigning was so difficult and it took so long.”

There is so much material available now that the following video was produced long before we’d reach a tipping point about writing US women into history.

American women picketed White House over 100 years ago in support of voting rights! on Vimeo.

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This entry was posted on February 22, 2021, in Blog.

SuffrageCentennials.com continues with news notes!

The video below is making the rounds to demonstrate that women are rising to decision-making posts around the world.

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AND NOW MARCH 8th is WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY!

March 8 is International Women’s Day. Raise your hand to help!

Events, below, for An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights, by Marguerite Kearns.


SO YOU THINK IT’S EASY PROMOTING A STORY ABOUT THE U.S. WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT?

Do you have a group that needs a good story about the past and the long and uphill struggle about women winning the right to vote? Jot a line to Marguerite Kearns and see if she can help you out?

Marguerite Kearns & her Special Programs! on Vimeo.

HAVE A SUGGESTION READY FOR YOUR BOOK CLUB!

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013. Find out about book events by visiting the web platform for Unfinished-Revolution.com

This entry was posted on February 19, 2021, in Blog.

We’re celebrating the Chinese New Year at SuffrageCentennials.com

It’s the Chinese New Year. Add this recipe to your recipe box!

Chinese Sesame Noodles from food writer, Franco Salzillo, food and drink writer!

Have you ever wondered what makes Chinese sesame noodles so tasty? The oily noodles are, without a doubt, one of America’s favorite dishes, and that’s no surprise.

The first Chinese immigrates to arrive in the US brought the dish around the 1850s. Chinese noodles are as American as apple pie, and we’ll show you how to make an easy version that is better than takeout.

Serving four. It takes 10 minutes.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound noodles
  • 4 tbsp sesame oil
  • 3 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp Chinese rice vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Chinese sesame paste
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp ginger, finely grated
  • 2 tsp garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp chili oil
  • 4 tbsp roasted peanuts, chopped
  • 4 tbsp chives, coarsely chopped.

Directions:

  1. Add your noodles into a boiling pot of water until tender but firm. Drain and toss with two tablespoons of sesame oil.
  2. In a bowl, add the remaining sesame oil, rice vinegar, sesame paste, soy sauce, sugar, peanut butter, ginger, garlic, and chili oil. Mix well.
  3. Pour the sauce into the still warm noodles and toss until sauce covers noodles. Serve and garnish with peanuts and chives.

Let’s put some perspective on the long and uphill struggle for equal rights by making Chinese fortune cookies.

Over 100 years ago: Highlights of women’s rights over the decades! on Vimeo.

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Visit the book web site for the suffrage story of 2021—An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights.

News notes, and a reminder about GIFT IDEAS!

HUNT FAMILY PAPERS AVAILABLE NOW IN SENECA FALLS, NY

Women’s Rights National Historical Park has announced the digital availability of a set of personal and business papers held by the Jane and Richard Hunt family and private owners for more than 140 years. The Hunt Family Papers includes over 1,100 plans, contracts, essays, store records, and correspondence dating from 1828 to 1856.  

NEWS ABOUT NATIONAL WOMAN’S PARTY…

Remember Inez Milholland, the US women’s rights suffrage martyr! on Vimeo.

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This entry was posted on February 5, 2021, in Blog.

Limited limits for masculinity. . .Film sponsored by Vision 2020

by Marguerite Kearns

My book, An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights, is written from the perspective of my grandfather Wilmer Kearns when he’s telling me stories, staring when I was ten years old. He paid a price for standing with his wife and daughter and supporting the early women’s rights movement.

The story of what happened when he marched in the men’s division of the 1913 suffrage parade in Washington, DC is a classic. The underlying theme is that of the cultural influences on him and other men.

There’s a film about this topic, and I’m looking forward to watching it.

It’s sponsored by Vision 2020.

There’s a lot of work to do in the coming years.

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This entry was posted on February 2, 2021, in Blog.

Make tea, a gift to loved ones, plus pre-inauguration party for ERA!

Make a cup of hot tea: From Suffrage Wagon Cooking School on Vimeo.

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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This entry was posted on January 15, 2021, in Blog.

Extending the 2020 suffrage centennial into 2021, plus impt. news notes!

2020 SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL EXTENDED INTO 2021 (NWHA announcement)

PBS STREAMING “THE VOTE” DOCUMENTARY

“American Experience” from PBS is streaming “The Vote” on its web site. If you haven’t seen this classic documentary, do so. It’s a way to put the early women’s rights movement into perspective.

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

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This entry was posted on January 8, 2021, in Blog.

Happy New Year from SuffrageCentennials.com—plus a New Year Resolution!

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

“Wilmer Kearns has a challenge on his hands!” on Vimeo.

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.

This entry was posted on January 1, 2021, in Blog.

News, plus Christmas Day Memorial Program to celebrate our accomplishments!

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.

This entry was posted on December 25, 2020, in Blog.