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.
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.
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.