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On Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s 200th birthday, her descendant Coline Jenkins stood on a street corner in Johnstown, NY and spoke about her great great grandmother. Jenkins has supported special suffrage projects and taken advantage of numerous efforts to spread the word about the early women’s rights movement long before the movement was even noticed and recognized as a major contribution to US history.
Jenkins’ persistence and generous efforts to assist others has led to a cumulative a groundswell of support culminating in the 2020 centennial observance of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. Stanton’s 200th birthday was in 2016. The documentary on PBS about US women struggling to win the right to vote will be broadcast today and tomorrow.
Message above from Turning Point Suffragist Memorial in Lorton, Virginia.
SUFFRAGE DESCENDANTS ARE PART OF THE LARGER STORY
Suffrage descendants frequently have the will and persistence of their ancestors. They have persisted in getting out the word about the long and uphill struggle to win women’s rights. For Marguerite Kearns, her grandmother Edna Buckman Kearns was a suffrage activist in NYS whose spiritual leading included working on the community level to win voting rights for women. The book, “An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights” by Marguerite Kearns is scheduled for publication by SUNY Press (State University of New York) in June of 2021.
SUFFRAGE BOOK BY MENEESE WALL TO BE LAUNCHED ON AUGUST 1, 2020
When Meneese Wall’s daughter asked why her American History classes were all about men, Meneese decided she had to help write women back into our sphere of historical influence. She believes curiosity and aesthetics matter. Understanding history helps inform our present and our future while beauty, in its many forms, makes our journey all the more enjoyable. Writing and illustrating We Demand The Right To Vote is Meneese’s contribution to each American’s history education, with the hope it will inspire a more inclusive society through knowledge of how, in part, we arrived at today’s societal norms. Watch for the official launch on August 1, 2020. Look for details on SuffrageCentennials.com
SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013.