ERA ALERT FOR TODAY…
Check out the book review of An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights by Marguerite Kearns that appeared in Friends Journal.
DO WE HONOR SOME ACTIVISTS AND THEN LABEL AND MAKE JUDGMENTS ABOUT OTHERS?
We honor the range of those who participated in the early women’s rights movement in the United States. Contrary to some claims, the campaigning to win the vote for women in the United States was not monolithic. There were hundreds of women’s suffrage organizations, and all participants weren’t required to agree on anything more than women should be allowed to vote and participate in the public affairs of the nation.
The context now reflects a diverse range of supporters. Those who worked for the Nineteenth Amendment to the US Constitution represented women’s voting rights who didn’t speak with one voice and one point of view. The WHY behind their actions is a study that is, in itself, an unfinished revolution.
THE “WHY” OF THOSE WHO MARCHED, AS WELL AS OTHERS WHO DIDN’T…
US women were marginalized and virtually invisible over 100 years ago. They were fortunate to have even one suffrage image in the history books taught to their children. During and after the 2020 centennial celebration of the 19th amendment, a great deal of information has been uncovered that was not previously available.
This includes a filling out of who participated in the long and diverse struggle, with facts about their backgrounds and special interests. The “why” of the eff0rts that bridged generations has been included in numerous books, podcasts, archives, and numerous sources identified and consulted. The “why” of the activists themselves is an example of research yet to be completed.
Thank you, Meredith Machen, for recognizing long-term and dedicated supporters, as we celebrate your own commitment to an increased awareness of our valiant women over the past decade. I love this part where we honor each other for the extra effort that is so often unrecognized! Brava!
We’re partners in the ERA Coalition, an effort to support an equal rights amendment being included in the US Constitution. In 2023, US women will have been working on this uphill task for 100 years.
Check out Suffrage Wagon News Channel. It has been publishing since 2009 and supporting the New York State Museum placing the Spirit of 1776 suffrage campaign wagon on permanent exhibition.
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