Patriotic protest theme important in women’s suffrage organizing!

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The “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon will be on exhibit at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY during 2020.

The patriotic protest theme of the women’s suffrage movement constituted an important part of the wagon’s significance on its journey from New York City to Long Island in July of 1913. Edna Kearns, Irene Davison, and Serena Kearns wore colonial costumes and used banners citing “taxation without representation.”

The New York State Museum has a model of the Stanton/Anthony statue on exhibit until Women’s History Month in 2019. The actual statue will be unveiled during 2020 in Central Park. It will be the first statue of women in Central Park and an important feature of the national observance when US women will have been voting for 100 years.

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