News Notes from All Over—from SuffrageCentennials.com!

“Capturing the Flag” is a film about ensuring the integrity of voting.

LINDA J. ALLEN’S SUFFRAGE MUSIC IS PART OF THE 2020 19th AMENDMENT CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION

Visit www.lindasongs.com/suffrage Listen to Failure Is Impossible, a collection of traditional voting rights songs, and Here’s to the Women!, recently composed songs of suffrage.  Purchase digital downloads or hard copies of Here’s to the Women! Contact Linda J. Allen directly.

On Here’s to the Women, there’s a variety of personalities and movers and shakers. “If You Had Seen Inez” is a tribute to national suffrage martyr Inez Milholland.  In “Night of Terror” the focus is on the history of the jailing of activists at Occoquan Workhouse.  “Bubble and Squeak” honors the many movement cookbooks.

SPECIAL VIRTUAL PROGRAMS

Find out about all of the virtual programs at the Women’s Rights Historic Park in Seneca Falls, NY this coming weekend by consulting their web site.

PBS SPECIAL DOCUMENTARY IN JULY BROUGHT AWARENESS OF EARLY WOMEN’S RIGHTS ACTIVISTS TO NATION

The twp-part PBS documentary on July 6 and 7, 2020 has brought the story of the early women’s rights movement to millions of Americans. Even some of the “experts” on this period of history admitted that until relatively recently they didn’t know much about the three generations of activists who made women voting a priority in their lives. The documentary made one thing clear— considerable work is still necessary.

In 2023, for example, US women will have been working for 100 years to make sure women’s equal rights are included in the nation’s Constitution. Suffrage centennials are still on the horizon. Stay tuned!

THE BACKGROUND STORIES BEHIND THE WOMEN’S RIGHTS CAMPAIGNING

Suffrage descendant Marguerite Kearns reveals some of the pressure she was under when researching and writing the book about her grandmother Edna Kearns and grandfather Wilmer Kearns about their participation in the early womens’ rights movement. At one point, she says the future of the book was in doubt. Marguerite laid the work aside and waited until she had a broader perspective. The final work, “An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights” is in the publishing pipeline and scheduled for release in June of 2021 by SUNY Press in Albany, NY. It’s one family’s story of how social activism was woven into their lives together.

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