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Don’t forget Women’s Equality Day, August 26!

HAVE YOU SIGNED THE PETITION TO EXPRESS YOUR SUPPORT OF NATIONAL RECOGNITION FOR AUGUST 26th—

https://www.change.org/DemandADayForWomen

Plan for August 26th, the women’s 4th of July! on Vimeo.

Suffrage Wagon Cooking School is inspired by Toshi Seeger, Hudson River filmmaker & activist! on Vimeo.

We love Toshi Seeger for her work in the Hudson Valley of New York State and the nation by bringing together activism and cooking.

Suffrage Wagon Cooking School is a program of Suffrage Wagon News Channel.

UPDATE FROM MARGUERITE KEARNS

When I worked for Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, I remember Toshi Seeger boiling up Stone Soup, her signature dish for potlucks and special events.

Pete Seeger’s aunt, Anita Pollitzer, was a well-known suffrage activist with the National Woman’s Party who worked for the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution in the US.

And Toshi’s Stone Soup inspired many volunteers in the programs of Hudson River Sloop Clearwater over the years since the launching of the replica sloop in 1969. The sloop was a familiar sight on the Hudson River for decades.

TOSHI’S STONE SOUP AT POTLUCKS FOR HUDSON RIVER SLOOP CLEARWATER INSPIRED MANY TO GET INVOLVED IN ACTIVIST RIVER CLEANUP

Women Voters: Remember that Food and Activism go together! on Vimeo.

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Keep in mind the book, An Unfinished Revolution, by Marguerite Kearns in honor of August 26th, Women’s Equality Day!

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Make fortune cookies with equality messages! Centennial event!

The Women’s Suffrage Centennial: Impact and Legacy – Virtual
Wednesday, August 18, 2021 – 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. MT

Register at: https://archivesfoundation.org/event/the-womens-suffrage-centennial-impact-and-legacy/

Presented by The Library of Congress in Partnership with the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative (WVCI)

During the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment in 2020, a wide range of activities occurred around the country. How effective were these commemorations in raising public awareness of women’s fight for equality? How has the centennial impacted the telling of suffrage history and women and minority history more generally? What’s the relationship between education and activism? How well did it succeed in telling the stories of the women before us and in creating momentum for the work still to be done?

Colleen Shogan leads a discussion with panelists Karen Hill, Executive Director, Harriett Tubman House; Page Harrington, author of Interpreting the Legacy of Women’s Suffrage at Museums and Historic Sites; Rebecca Roberts, co-author of The Suffragist Playlist: Your Guide to Changing the World; and Shannon Browning-Mullis, Executive Director of the Juliette Gordon Low Birthplace.

WVCI is a NWHA 2021 Partner
National Women’s History Alliance
1855 Cooper Drive
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
https://nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org/
(707) 636-2888
info@nationalwomenshistoryalliance.org

We’re also building support for August 26th becoming nationally recognized as Women’s Equality Day. The National Women’s History Alliance and Partners are working hard on this. We’re participating too.

Chef Ted Cutting has gone on the record to spread our voting rights messages. Activism builds steam over the generations. And one generation builds on the accomplishments and challenges of others.

Check out this video and posting to give you the inspiration needed to build up the steam.

Make Chinese Fortune Cookies for August 26, Women’s Equality Day! on Vimeo.

We’re in support of August 26th becoming a federal holiday. Why? Because there are no national observances honoring women. Will this be challenging? You bet. Small actions add to the necessary support over time. One way to spread the word is the making Chinese fortune cookies with custom women’s rights messages inside. Here’s a special how-to video from Chef Cutting.

This special project from Suffrage Wagon Cooking School is one of our favorites.

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013.

Find out about the book about intergenerational activism by Marguerite Kearns at

Unfinished-Revolution.com

SuffrageWagon.org has up-to-date information about patriotic protest, another way of viewing the Spirit of ’76 suffrage campaign wagon that is in the collection of the New York State Museum in Albany, NY. The wagon is taking a much-needed rest from the exposure to light. It has been on exhibit since 2017 at the state museum.

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Get ready to celebrate August 26th—Women’s Equality Day!


Let’s be “there” for the women’s suffrage activists! from Marguerite Kearns on Vimeo.

Celebrating August 26th, Women’s Equality Day, has taken on an extra challenge in 2021. We’re gathering support to make August 26th a national celebration. And the degree of recognition has a great deal to do with you.

The National Women’s History Alliance is working on this, as well as individuals and organizations across the nation. We’ll be posting information as it becomes available.

IMPORTANT LINKS TO RELATED SUFFRAGE CELEBRATIONS

Find out about intergenerational activism in the book by Marguerite Kearns—An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights. There are book events, reviews, videos, and much more. Unfinished-Revolution.com

SuffrageCentennials.com is more than voting rights for women. We’re concerned about voting access and celebrations about past voting rights accomplishments and challenges too.

Suffrage Wagon News Channel keeps you current on the display of the Spirit of ’76 suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Buckman Kearns and others. The site has been publishing since 2009.

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Prevent activism burnout with suffrage videos & book review in Taos News!

July 29, 2021 Review of An Unfinished Revolution by Marguerite Kearns. Taos News, by Amy Boaz.

“…a moving, vivid tale of early activism for voting rights”

“Edna and Wilmer Kearns were the ‘new woman’ and ‘new man’ of a generation defying gender stereotypes, and their marriage formed a remarkable egalitarian meeting of the heart.”

“fascinating archival photographs”

We’ve been diligent and writing news notes about voting rights since 2009! on Vimeo.

If you choose a social justice leading, pick one you really like. It may follow you through life. The above video is from our video archives, and it’s an example of how far you may travel on your journey. Check out World Cat for a copy of “An Unfinished Revolution.”

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Two July events, plus 1776 wagon news on SuffrageCentennials.com

MIRIAM SAGAN ENDORSED MY BOOK READING AT BOOKWORKS IN ALBUQUERQUE

She was my book developer and reader of the book over the past few years, and Miriam Sagan placed a notice on her website to alert her to the KUNM live interview with me, as well as the free zoom reading on July 28th, 6 p.m.. at Bookworks.

Then Miriam posted on her blog. What an angel! See below for her blog posting, and well as the details from me, lower in this posting.

Women’s Suffrage

Join the effort to gather support for making August 26th (Women’s Equality Day) the first national holiday honoring women. Follow SuffrageCentennials.com for updates, as well as updates on the campaign to approve an Equal Rights Amendment for the US Constitution.

The “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon’s first journey from NYC to Long Island! on Vimeo.

TWO PROGRAMS for An Unfinished Revolution, book from SUNY PRESS

1. Live interview with author Marguerite Kearns on “Women’s Focus” on Saturday, July 24, 2021 with commentator Carol Boss on KUNM radio from The University of New Mexico. 1-2 p.m. Mountain Time. About “An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights” from SUNY Press, Albany. “Women’s Focus” is a radio magazine on politics, art, culture, news, and information.
2. Also: book reading with Marguerite Kearns, July 28, 2021. 6 p.m. Mountain Time from “An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights.” See ad below on zoom event registration.

GREAT CATALOG FROM NATIONAL WOMEN’S HISTORY ALLIANCE

Get ready for August 26th, Women’s Equality Day in 2021. This catalog has highlights of products, information, and more. Planning is underway at the National Women’s History Allliance to gather support for making August 26th more than an optional observance. Follow this web site for updates. 

One page from the August 26th catalog below. See NWHA for more information.

July is the month that Edna Kearns took off in her Spirit of ’76 suffrage campaign wagon in 1913. It’s also a month when we’re celebrating the free reading at Bookworks, an independent book store in Albuquerque, New Mexico on July 28, 2021 at 6 p.m. Mountain Time. And the special program from KUNM, “Women’s Focus,” on July 24, 1-2 p.m. with commentator Carol Boss.

ALSO: The Spirit of 1776 suffrage wagon has taken a rest from exhibition at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY. It has been on exhibition since 2017. Constant exposure to light isn’t good for the fragile wagon used in NYC and on Long Island by state suffragists during 1913.

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013.

Unfinished-Revolution.com is the web site for the book by Marguerite Kearns.

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Suffragettes influenced four generations in my family, says Marguerite Kearns!

WE’RE PASSING THE TORCH IN JULY

Passing the torch is the theme of the free zoom reading on July 28, 2021 at 6 p.m. Mountain Time. Passing the torch of freedom was important in the past. Let’s keep the torch moving into the present and the future. Visit the bkwrks.com/event to sign up for the free July 26th reading by Marguerite Kearns.

I didn’t elaborate much about my own activism in my book published this year by SUNY Press (State University of New York). I figured that the book itself stood as an example of a long-term example of passing the torch.

THE TORCH OF EQUALITY HAS BEEN PASSED BY PREVIOUS GENERATIONS, AND IT’S LIKELY IT WILL BE PASSED AGAIN

In addition, I didn’t feature the more than ten years blogging about my grandmother’s suffrage campaign wagon. It will hopefully be placed on permanent exhibition at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY after the museum’s renovation is complete. Check out: SuffrageWagon.org

And here’s a posting about a few of the accomplishments of 2020. And a video that shows the persistence and inspiration of those who have come before us.

“March of the Women”—a women’s suffrage song in England! on Vimeo.

The effort to bring to the attention of the nation the early women’s rights movement included an application for a historic marker in Long Beach, New York for Edna Kearns and much more. The historic marker was unveiled in Long Beach, New York in early June on the boardwalk.

We’re into 2021 when the book about my grandparents and the early women’s rights movement is out there and available. The book is perfect for history instruction. Join the fun and action.

LINKS KEEP THE TORCH ON OUR “TO DO” LISTS AND ENSURE ACTION WELL INTO THE FUTURE!

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013.

Find out about the 1776 suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Kearns on SuffrageWagon.org

Unfinished-Revolution.com is the web platform for the book from SUNY Press by Marguerite Kearns.

 

 

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Activism, Women’s History, and Storytelling, plus free reading by Marguerite Kearns

NEWS FLASH: The Spirit of 1776 suffrage campaign wagon was taken from exhibition at the New York State Museum for a much needed rest from the light. It has been on display since 2017. And it needs a rest, according to NYS museum officials. SuffrageWagon.org for details.

A DREAM BECOMES A REALITY WITH VOTING RIGHTS ACTIVISM AND THE SUFFRAGE MOVEMENT. GET READY FOR CELEBRATING AUGUST 26th, WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY!

MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR A FREE READING OF AN UNFINISHED REVOLUTION WITH MARGUERITE KEARNS ON JULY 28 ON ZOOM!

By telling stories, we advance the interest in and retention of women’s history stories. And the interest in the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was beyond what we could have imagined. Now we have a national votes for women trail across the United States. Check out this link for information about national trail markers near you: https://ncwhs.org

SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL WRAPUP

Our suffrage centennial wrapup also includes the efforts underway to make August 26th (Women’s Equality Day) a national holiday. There are no federal observances dealing with women. We also address recent efforts to suppress the voting rights of US citizens. After the long and agonizing struggle to win the right to vote by US citizens in general, this is a distressing piece of news.

During 2020, the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial was opened. And the first statue celebrating US women voting rights activism was unveiled in Central Park in New York City by Monumental Women.

Suffrage Storytelling is how we reach out to teachers, students & American history fans! on Vimeo.

This is Bess (above), Grandmother Edna Kearns”s best friend who is the opposite of Edna in how she thinks, but they remain friends anyway. They’ve been close since they lived next door to each other in the Germantown section of Philadelphia before the “big blowup.” That’s what my mother called the sad incident that caused Edna’s family, the Buckmans, to move to Echo Dale. It’s all in the book, An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights, by Marguerite Kearns and released by SUNY Press (State University of New York) this summer of 2021.

Marguerite Kearns’s Book featured on Suffrage Wagon Book Shelf on Vimeo.

The pressures are high right now.  Get out the word about celebrating August 26th (Women’s Equality Day) with a zoom reading from An Unfinished Revolution by Marguerite Kearns.

SuffrageWagon.org has been publishing since 2009. Now, that’s persistence.

Unfinished-Revolution.com is the book website for work from SUNY Press, An Unfinished Revolution by Marguerite Kearns.

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Women’s Equality Day as a national holiday?

What’s your opinion?

SuffrageCentennials.com is behind this. If not now, when?

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Convention Days in Seneca Falls, NY +suffrage learning materials for women’s rights!

Seneca Falls, NY— Women’s Rights National Historical Park (NHP) has announced ots Virtual Convention Days 2021: “From the Pages to the Streets,” a series of online programs uly 16-18, 2021.

Convention Days has been a signature event in Seneca Falls for many years. This annual event allows visitors to engage with women’s history, focusing on the revolutionary 1848 Seneca Falls Women’s Rights Convention through art, storytelling, speakers, and special programming. The park will continue this tradition virtually this year due to COVID-19.

CONVENTION DAYS IN SENECA FALLS, NY THIS YEAR WILL BE VIRTUAL

This year’s Convention Days theme, “From the Pages to the Streets,” focuses on how women’s writing in the first wave of the women’s rights movement translated into powerful activism and real social change.

“The Declaration of Sentiments was only one of the significant writings that helped further the movement toward equality for women,” said Event Coordinator, Stephanie Freese. “Articles in newspapers, personal correspondence, satire, poetry, and even journals motivated others to support the cause, and help us better understand the intentions of suffragists.”

ELLEN CAROL DUBOIS IS KEYNOTE SPEAKER

This year’s keynote speaker is author and scholar Ellen Carol DuBois. DuBois is one of the nation’s leading historians of women’s fight for the vote. She taught at the University of Buffalo and, for the last three decades, at the University of California at Los Angeles. Her most recent book, published by Simon and Schuster in February 2020, is Suffrage: Women’s Long Battle for the Vote. This is the first comprehensive history of the seventy-five-year-long U.S. woman suffrage movement to appear in more than a half century.

Web site for An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights has a press kit, videos, postings, book events, and more. Sign up now!

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PASSING THE TORCH: Book from SUNY Press moves suffrage centennial celebrations forward!

Amazon Review about Marguerite Kearns memoir

Skywalker starts off readers with a review of book from SUNY Press

How to order the book, An Unfinished Revolution by Marguerite Kearns

An Unfinished Revolution by Marguerite Kearns
6” x 9” Paperback; Published June 1, 2021 by SUNY Press; 354 pages; $34.95 retail.
Publisher’s Catalog & Purchase the Book: 
http://www.sunypress.edu/p-7061-an-unfinished-revolution.aspx
Learn More About the Book & Author: 
https://go.authorsguild.org/members/4469

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