“Passing the Torch” of Suffrage Activism, PLUS Suffrage Centennial video!

LYNN COFFIN REVIEWS BOOK FOR OUTREACH, NEARO PUBLICATION FOR 800

“It may seem difficult for women living in this century to identify with women’s earlier efforts to achieve the vote—a right we take for granted. But, 100 years ago, women were jailed and even beaten for peacefully demonstrating and insisting that voting should be a woman’s right…”

Lynn Coffin about An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights by Marguerite Kearns

We’re passing the torch of women’s rights activism to the next generation and we’re marching into the future with you! Some call it the suffrage movement or women’s history or the book by Marguerite Kearns released from SUNY Press (State University of New York)—An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights.

VOTING RIGHTS BOOK EVENTS IN SEPTEMBER 2021

Author Marguerite Kearns will be an Artist-in-Residence at Byrdcliffe in Woodstock, NY during September 2021. That’s when there will be a flurry of activity associated with the book published by SUNY Press (State University of New York), An Unfinished Revolution. Kearns will present live on September 19, 2021 at the Historical Society of Woodstock, 2-3:30 p.m. EST at the HSW location, 20 Comeau Drive in Woodstock about her book.

A related HSW exhibition will be on display from September 19 through October 24, 2021: “Standing on their Shoulders: Passing the Women’s Rights Torch to the Present Day.” The exhibit is made possible by a grant from Humanities New York, with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

THE PASSING OF A TORCH WAS INVOLVED IN THE 2020 SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL

Millions of Americans passed the torch to future generations of activists when they planned and held events, conferences, and special suffrage centennial programs during 2020.

When the US electorate elected Kamala Harris in 2020 to serve as the first woman in the White House as US Vice President, this turned out to be an excellent example of “passing the torch.”

EXAMPLES OF BOOKS, EVENTS, SPECIAL PROJECTS AND MORE SHOW SIGNS OF PASSING THE TORCH OF VOTING RIGHTS ACTIVISM

The Spirit of 1776 suffrage wagon used by Edna Kearns and others in 1913 is an important illustration of passing the torch from the present to the future. The suffrage campaign wagon has been on display at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY since 2017. In July 2021 the wagon was returned top the museum warehouse for a rest from the continuous light. It will be returned to display in the future.

Women’s rights campaigning that qualifies as “passing the torch” applies to the long-term effort to add the ERA (Equal Rights Amendment) to the US Constitution. It applies to the Alice Paul Institute, the Turning Point Suffrage Memorial, the national and the states’ suffrage commissions, and MUCH MORE.

Suffrage centennials didn’t come about by accident! on Vimeo.

It took many activists and the effort of numerous organizations over the years lobbying for the 100th anniversary of US women voting to gather the support it did. And it ALL happened on the local, state, and national levels!

SuffrageWagon.org has been publishing since 2009. It highlights the Spirit of ’76 suffrage campaign wagon used by activist Edna Kearns and others in NYC and Long Island in 1913.

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013.

Unfinished-Revolution.com is the website for the book from SUNY Press by Marguerite Kearns.

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