by Marguerite Kearns
My book, An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights, is written from the perspective of my grandfather Wilmer Kearns when he’s telling me stories, staring when I was ten years old. He paid a price for standing with his wife and daughter and supporting the early women’s rights movement.
The story of what happened when he marched in the men’s division of the 1913 suffrage parade in Washington, DC is a classic. The underlying theme is that of the cultural influences on him and other men.
There’s a film about this topic, and I’m looking forward to watching it.
It’s sponsored by Vision 2020.
There’s a lot of work to do in the coming years.
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