The support for 2020 and its celebration is coming from many places. Check out Suffragette City 100, for example, a non-partisan multimedia historic timeline countdown to election 2020 with a focus on celebrating the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment by retelling the epic saga of the 144 year fight for the women’s right to vote from 1776 to 1920. Highlighted are the abolitionist movement as well as efforts to advance the causes of civil, labor, and human rights. Cynthia Barbedette is co-founder and historian. She is a former museum educator, librarian, and social worker.
Here at SuffrageCentennials.com we applaud the interest and momentum that this upcoming centennial observance is causing. We have been publishing since 2013, back when the word “suffrage” wasn’t understood and many individuals associated the word with suffering. Now the observance has taken off, thanks to numerous volunteers and advocates behind the scenes who have been persistent in organizing and advocating for recognition of this important rite of passage.
We’re a sister web site to Suffrage Wagon News Channel, a news platform for updates to the museum-quality wagon artifact used by Edna Buckman Kearns and other suffrage activists in organizing on the grassroots for votes for women. Suffrage Wagon News Channel has been publishing since 2009.
The “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon will be on exhibit at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY during 2020. And it will be part of the rotating permanent museum exhibit after 2020.