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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 WEB SITE SUPPORTED NEW YORK STATE IN 2017!

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.

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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.

BOOKS BY FAMILY MEMBERS ARE MOVING THROUGH THE PUBLISHING PIPELINES

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.

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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.

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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.

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LETSROCKTHECRADLE.COM APPEALS TO BUSY PEOPLE

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!

NORMAN ROCKWELL MUSEUM PRESENTS
ROSE O’NEILL: ARTIST AND SUFFRAGETTE

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.

STAY IN TOUCH WITH NEWS AND VIEWS. . .

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.

Highlights of events from Suffrage Wagon News Channel

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF WOODSTOCK, NY FEATURES PROGRAM ON GRASSROOTS TACTICS IN WOMEN’S RIGHTS ORGANIZING IN SEPTEMBER 2020

Details about the online program coming soon!

DETAILS OF THE SPECIAL WEBINAR FEATURING MARGUERITE KEARNS ON OCTOBER 15, 2020

October 15, 2020. Zoom conference from 1-3 p.m. sponsored by Renesan.org of Santa Fe, NM. $15. Attend from any place on Planet Earth. Register at Renesan.org

ARE YOU VOTING IN THE 2020 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION?

Chances are that your grandparents, great grandparents, other family members and ancestors lobbied, picketed, agitated, and worked alongside the tens of thousands of US citizens who spent decades winning voting rights for women. The women’s voting rights victory was one of the largest civil rights campaigns of this nation spanning from before 1848 to 1920 and beyond.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE OCTOBER 15, 2020 SPECIAL PROGRAM AT RENESAN.ORG

Learn how suffrage wagons were used in rural areas and cities in parades, demonstrations, and special exhibits. Discover why the New York State Museum features the horse-drawn wagon used by Edna Kearns in its 2020 exhibition. Learn how New Mexico is celebrating the observance of US women voting during the national 2020 centennial of women’s voting rights. Across the nation, Americans are highlighting the passage and ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution during 2020 by scheduling special events and celebrations. And perhaps without realizing it, you are involved in this long trail of struggle.

Update from LetsRockTheCradle.com

Suffrage Wagon News Channel has been publishing since 2009.

SuffrageCentennials.com has been advocating for 100 year women’s rights anniversaries since 2013.

This entry was posted on September 4, 2020, in Blog.

Video Trailer: Voter suppression? Also, Renesan catalog features suffrage wagon program!

How will the 2020 election be decided? Controversy over voting rights, voter eligibility, and if the 2020 voting rights centennial has or has not achieved the intended results.

RESERVE A CHAIR AT RENESAN FOR SPECIAL PROGRAM BY MARGUERITE KEARNS

Register at Renesan.org


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Curious about our sister sites, SuffrageWagon.org and LetsRockTheCradle.com

Check them out!

This entry was posted on August 28, 2020, in Blog.

August 26th—Women’s Equality Day!

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The feminists of the so-called “second wave” of the women’s rights movement are celebrating 2020 with an announcement of their presence.

ON AUGUST 7, 2020 WE SENT YOU THE BASIC INFORMATION ABOUT PARTICIPATING IN THE NATIONAL “TOAST FOR TENACITY” THAT HONORS THE EARLY WOMEN’S RIGHTS ACTIVISTS AND AUGUST 26th, WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY!

Support August 26th (Women’s Equality Day) becoming a national holiday!

On Women’s Equality Day—August 26th—buildings and landmarks across the nation will light up in purple and gold, according to the federal Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission.

Rap and Roll to celebrate August 26th, Women’s Equality Day on Vimeo

Numerous web platforms, ad hoc groups, and women’s organizations have been active for years in terms of advocating for the 2020 women’s suffrage centennial. Monumental Women is one example.

Sign up for regular emails on this site. SuffrageCentennials.com

How are you celebrating August 26th? Are you participating in suffrage centennial events or digital programs online?

Follow the web page for updates on the second Inez Milholland film (now in production): intolightofficial.com

ON AUGUST 26th visit Suffrage Wagon News Channel that has been publishing since 2009.

This entry was posted on August 26, 2020, in Blog and tagged .

19th Amendment Cocktail—a great non-alcoholic toast from our food and drink columnist! PLUS other centennial updates!

When the special glasses are set out on the table, and a toast to the early women’s rights movement is proposed—try this special recipe from our writer, Franco Salzillo, who prepared this drink to toast the 19th Amendment. Here’s his recommendation for a memorable toast to August 26th, Women’s Equality Day. Ed.

Let’s Have A Toast For Women’s Rights!

This year, 2020, marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution that guaranteed and protected women’s right to vote. This is quite a milestone, and a worthy occasion to have a toast.

The American social reformer and activist Susan B. Anthony once said, “There never will be complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers.” We’ve made some progress when it comes to equality, but not without a struggle.

There’s still a long road ahead, and both women and men must come together every day to fight for what’s right. Here’s a gorgeous drink recipe to toast for women’s rights, because I can’t think of a better reason to raise our glasses.

Include a lovely Berry Baby Bellini, a berry-scented and fizzy alcohol-free cocktail reminiscent of summer on your “to do list.” This is a colorful drink is both fun and memorable, the perfect concoction for our very special toast.

 Berry Baby Bellini Recipe Serves 5, time 5 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup assorted berries: blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, or similar
  • 2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1 bottle of sparkling apple cider, alcohol-free
  • 5 flute stemmed glasses or tall glasses

Directions

  1. Add half the berries and sugar into a small bowl or container. Combine with a spoon and muddle until you get a smooth puree.
  2. Add two teaspoons of berry puree to each glass and fill halfway with sparkling apple cider. Stir gently.
  3. Add a few whole berries to each glass, top with cider, and serve.

About the author

Franco Salzillo is a food and wine writer, and a certified sommelier with ten years of experience in the hospitality industry. He’s most happy when writing about tasty food and drink.

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HUNDREDS OF AUGUST 26TH EVENTS SCHEDULED…

We can’t list all of the August 26th events scheduled. There hundreds. The national Women’s History Alliance has attempted to assemble a list. Go to their web site and dig around. Theatre. Zoom panel discussions. Praise. Criticism. Databases. Much more. This August 26th is the largest turnout of individuals and organizations and government than ever before. The events listed here represent one of many. Great news!

TURNING POINT SUFFRAGIST MEMORIAL WILL HAVE WEB PROGRAM ON AUGUST 26TH

Visit the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association web site for details.

FRIENDLY REMINDERS ABOUT 2020 SUFFRAGE CENTENNIALS

Support the Equal Rights Amendment during 2020. US women have been supporting an equal rights amendment to the US Constitution since 1923. Almost 100 years. Visualize more activists and early women’s rights participants being inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame.

Ring Bells for Equality Day!

As part of its 2020 activities to commemorate the Centennial of Women’s Suffrage, the Smithfield Community Association (SCA) in Peterboro NY will ring the bell in the tower of the Smithfield Community Center (SCC) nineteen times to celebrate the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution which stated that … the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged…on account of sex.  The Peterboro United Methodist Church bell, across the Pleasant Valley Road, will join the SCC bell ringing.  The Peterboro organizations invite groups and individuals in the county to join the bell ringing at 6:19 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2020.

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This entry was posted on August 21, 2020, in Blog.