HAVE YOU SIGNED THE AUGUST 26TH PETITION?
We’re participating in the effort to declare August 26th a national holiday as a partner of the National Women’s History Alliance. Here’s some of the rationale—
BOOKS IN THE AFTERMATH OF AUGUST 26TH—
A flurry of publications was released during 2020, the 100th anniversary of the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution. Lynn Coffin in Outreach in the NEARO summer 2021 issue had this to say about An Unfinished Revolution, published by SUNY Press and written by Marguerite Kearns.
“It is probably true that, as we grow older, we reflect on the members of our family who preceded us. We ask ourselves. ‘What was life like back then? How does what happened to my forebears affect the person I have turned out to be?’….I devoured it; it is terrific.”
“… a book that is both beautifully written and thoroughly researched.”
AN ELEGANT BOOK CELEBRATING THE SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL
The 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative and the National Women’s History Alliance worked with publisher St. James’s House in London to distribute A Vote for Women, a work that highlights the “grand scale and broad diversity of the suffrage movement.” I have a copy. The book is also included in the 2021 catalog of items distributed by the NWHA. It perfect as your own gift of remembering the important work underway.
Find out more on the web site for An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights by Marguerite Kearns, SUNY Press (State University of New York).