Happy holidays 2018 from Suffrage Centennials!

Happy holidays from Suffrage Centennials. We have been publishing since 2013 and we’re going strong in the direction of 2020, the U.S. suffrage centennial.

During 2018, the UK held an observance of its suffrage centennial where many, but not all of its women citizens, won the right to vote in 1918. France followed in 1944. Unfortunately we aren’t able to cover all suffrage movements around the world. However, if you have an article or news item to share, please get in touch! Expand our sphere of influence.

Let’s get busy during 2019 preparing for 2020 when the US will be observing 100 years of women voting with the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution.

Recommended links:

Suffrage Wagon News Channel

Lets Rock the Cradle

Inez Milholland Centennial Blog

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christmas Day and Inez Milholland go together!

From 2016 to 2020 for Inez Milholland, the U.S. suffrage martyr! on Vimeo.

It wasn’t so long ago that when Inez Milholland’s name was mentioned, many people asked “Who is she?” Now things have changed, and the name recognition for our nation’s suffrage martyr is at a much higher level. This is due, in part, to the flurry of activity during 2016 and the centennial of Inez Milholland’s death.

The National Women’s History Project honored Inez during 2016, and now she has been nominated to be included in the National Women’s Hall of Fame. When will we know? Some time during 2019. And we are continuing to work toward Inez being included in the 2020 suffrage festivities. This video was produced back in 2016 when we launched the centennial observance for Inez.

Stay tuned for new developments. Martha Wheelock and Wild West Women produced a terrific 15-minute video in 2016 that brought the story of Inez to thousands of people across the nation and around the world. The Inez centennial blog continues following Inez and those who love her. Honor Inez during 2019. Keep your fingers crossed for good news!

Happy Holidays from your friends at Suffrage Centennials!

 

Have a great holiday season with love from your friends at SuffrageCentennials.com

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Suffrage Wagon News Channel that has been publishing since 2009 and it is the home of Suffrage Wagon Cafe and Suffrage Wagon Cooking School.

Contact Marguerite by email: MargueriteKearns at gmail dot com. Phone: 505-300-1002. Consider submitting a point of view for publication and followup by calling directly.

SuffrageCentennials.com is a clearing house on information about the 2020 women’s vote centennial. We note events, programs, and announcements.

First Wave of the women’s rights movement—VIDEOS about descendants…

Report from the inside of the women’s rights first wave! on Vimeo.

SuffrageCentennials.com has syndicated news stories from Suffrage Wagon News Channel. We’ve been hearing reports about the millions of descendants of the first wave of women’s rights activists. They’re women and men and people from all sorts of backgrounds and interests. And this is the reason, in part, why the upcoming 2020 suffrage centennial has been getting so much attention. Interest and planning is ongoing across the nation.

IF YOU ARE WRITING ABOUT THE 2020 VOTES FOR WOMEN CENTENNIAL:

When the word speads even more about the 2020 votes for women centennial, more communicators will need quotations, guest blogs, interviews, and more. Marguerite Kearns is available. Call her at 505-300-1002 or visit the Cradle web site.

Marguerite Kearns and Olivia Twine took a blogging tour of the “Cradle” of the women’s rights movement in the US during the fall of 2013. Now they’re transitioning the blog into a communications resource.

SuffrageCentennials.com is a partner in this project.

Make sure that you are in the loop. Sign up for Suffrage Centennial postings as they happen. The link to the form is on the home page of SuffrageCentennials.com

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This entry was posted on December 17, 2018, in Blog.

Wyoming celebrates 150 years of women voting!

On December 10, 1869, Wyoming territory passed the first law in United States history granting women the right to vote and hold public office – more than 50 years prior to the U.S. ratification of the 19th amendment. The State of Wyoming’s tourism office is focusing on this commemoration.

Since SuffrageCentennials.com is a clearing house for events and information, send us news of suffrage centennial events and points of view.

MAKE SURE YOU’RE GETTING READY FOR 2020

If you aren’t planning with your organization for a 2020 observance of the 100 years of American women voting—you should be.

What will you do personally, in terms of advocacy, to honor the past 100 years of women voting in the United States? Put this on the top of your “to do” list to think about during 2019. And then on January 1, 2019, make a resolve as to what you plan to do about it.

We’re all caught up with end of the year activities. Start thinking now about 2020 during 2019—and then 2023 when women in the US will have been working 100 years for an Equal Rights Amendment in the Constitution. Make an end of the year donation NOW and support your priorities!

IN OTHER NEWS ABOUT SUFFRAGE CENTENNIALS:

Enter the conversation. Send us your events and thoughts about planning for 2020.

The Minnesota Historical Society is working with its partner, the League of Women Voters, to celebrate 2020. Are you following the campaign to honor Inez Milholland, the U.S. suffrage martyr, from now to 2020?

Plan a trip to the New York State Museum that is putting the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon on exhibit during 2020 and part of the rotating permanent exhibit!

Support Turning Point Suffragist Memorial in opening its doors in 2020 to celebrate the national suffrage centennial!

Don’t forget the fundraising appeal for the restoration of the Farmington, NY Quaker Meeting House that sponsored many historic events. 

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LetsRockTheCradle.com is a public service for writers, editors, educators, bloggers, newsletter editors, and many others who are interested in spreading the word about the 2020 centennial celebration in the United States when women will have been voting for 100 years.

 

Suffrage Centennials in other places, like the UK!

December 12, 2018 marks 100 years since women first voted in a general election in the UK. Sara at HistoricNewspapers in the UK reached out to tell us about their new timeline and chart that puts a perspective on a selection of countries and how long it took to grant voting rights.

Elizabeth Crawford in the UK has been blogging over the past few years as she has in her possession valuable primary documents from the votes for women movement. She says in a recent posting:

Suffrage Stories: The First Women General Election Candidates, 1918: Winifred Carney

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21 November 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of the passing of the Parliament (Qualification of Women) Act, by which women were for the first time able to stand for election as members of Parliament.

It was only earlier in the year, on 6 February, that some women (over 30 and fulfilling a small property qualification) had at long last been granted the parliamentary vote and now, as the Great War had come to an end, women actually had the prospect of sitting in the House of Commons.

Crawford’s recent posting is about 1918 when women took advantage of the opening by running for office. Her work is fascinating and well worth following. Crawford purchases suffrage materials and memorabilia.

Suffrage CentennialsimagesFollow SuffrageCentennials.com on Facebook page, Twitter, email subscription, and the Quarterly Newsletter. Sign up for email on this web page. Stay up to date with postings, audio podcasts, and videos. Plan for your suffrage centennial event. And don’t forget to pass on women’s suffrage storytelling to the next generation. Suffrage Centennial videos on Vimeo.

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Happy holidays through the New Year from your suffrage centennial friends!

Statue projects commemorating Votes for Women activists are expensive. There are statues popping up all over the US, including statues of Sojourner Truth and Rosalie Jones planned by the State of New York; the statue of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in NYC’s Central Park; statues of Tennessee’s suffrage activists involved in the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution; and more.

A statue project to honor Emily Davison, the UK’s suffrage martyr, is underway. Davison died on June 8, 1913. emilydavisonmemorialproject.wordpress.com

No statue exists or is planned to honor Inez Milholland, the US suffrage martyr, who died in 1916 in California.

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Advertise in the Gazette in 2019 for the national suffrage centennial!

Votes for Women news to prepare for 2020 suffrage centennial on Vimeo.

CONSIDER ADVERTISING FOR THE 2020 VOTES FOR WOMEN CENTENNIAL!

Consider advertising your event, celebration, etc. in the National Women’s History Project’s Gazette, “How Women Won the Votes.” It is chock full of information, resources, memorabilia, books, and much more.

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013. Visit Suffrage Wagon News Channel for news and views about the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the US. LetsRockTheCradle.com provides updates about action campaigns.

KEEP INEZ MILHOLLAND IN THE NEWS FOR 2020

Keep Inez Milholland’s memory in the public domain. In 2016 Marguerite Kearns and Bob Cooney coordinated the centennial of Milholland’s death. Refresh your memory at InezMilhollandCentennial.com

Follow InezMilholland.wordpress.com, a site that has been publishing since 2016 for the 100 anniversary of Milholland’s death, a commemoration sponsored by the Women’s History Alliance, formerly the National Women’s History Project.

IN OTHER NEWS FOR 2020 CENTENNIAL: One of the many events and celebrations coming up over the holidays!

LetsRockTheCradle.com is a public service for media inquiries about the 2020 votes for women centennial.

SuffrageCentennials.com gives an overview of events and celebrations.

 

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Dear Friends,

We’re getting ready to celebrate the 2020 centennial observance of US women voting for 100 years.

You may also be on the trail of following the upcoming 2020 suffrage centennial because you’re a votes for women, first wave women’s rights descendant. And you also might be in yet another category of being a descendant and not know it yet. Scratch the surface of your family history and you may be surprised.

There are millions of us. Chances are—you haven’t yet realized your essential role in US history. During 2020, our job is to celebrate 100 years of voting rights and put this into play by insisting on remembering our nation’s democratic roots.

Tens of thousands of women and their allies spent decades working for the right to vote from 1848 (and before) through 1920. They have descendants, and you, like many others, haven’t yet dug into this part of your family history.

That you may be descended from the first wave of American voting rights activists shouldn’t be passed over lightly. Many family members didn’t mention this important association and organizing priority in their lives to their children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and other descendants.

Are there interests you have and activities that you’ve not mentioned to friends and family members? Of course.

Even if you can’t prove a direct family connection, the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the United States is an important and essential part of our national legacy and history…whether you’re a young person, woman, man, or wherever you find yourself on the gender continuum.

The chances are excellent that you are descended, either directly or by interest, to the tens of thousands of voting rights activists and their allies who worked and sweated for decades to win the right to vote during the first wave of the women’s rights movement. If you aren’t directly related, you may be a descendent in some other way—spiritual or because of your interests and concerns.

There are many citizens who define themselves as first wave women’s rights descendants simply because they are passionate about this earlier part of American history. By combining the accomplishments of ALL the waves of rights activists through today, we find ourselves standing on strong shoulders.

Our place in history will be celebrated during 2020, and we want to make sure you’re part of this turning point in time.

Sign up to receive the Suffrage Centennials quarterly newsletter. You can also choose to benefit from weekly posts from SuffrageCentennials.com by adding your email to the form on the SuffrageCentennials.com web page.

Celebrate women’s freedom to vote during 2020. That’s why you’re being contacted now. So we’ll be ready by 2020 to be heard, loud and clear.

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Inez Milholland books are a great gift idea!

You’ll be doing your part by getting prepared for the 2020 national centennial observance by purchasing Remembering Inez: The Last Campaign of Inez Milholland, Suffrage Martyr by Robert P.J. Cooney, Jr. Remembering Inez presents images and primary documents associated with Milholland’s life and times that haven’t been in general circulation before this.

November 2018 was the publication date for a new book with Inez Milholland on the cover: “Bold and brave: Ten Heroes who won women the right to vote” by Kirsten Gillibrand and Maira Kalman.

The Cooney book highlights impressive photography of the period and what Inez Milholland’s contemporaries had to say about her. Robert P.J. Cooney, Jr.  is the author of Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement , a classic work that details the many campaigns involved with winning votes for women before 1920. Winning the Vote was produced in conjunction with the National Women’s History Project. It’s a basic reference book worth owning, loaded with images that will keep you fascinated from page one to the end, and it’s a hefty tome indeed that anyone interested in the suffrage movement shouldn’t be without.

If you order through the National Women’s History Project, you’ll be supporting a terrific organization with more than 40 years advocating for writing women into history. Remembering Inez is an essential and important work to add to any suffrage movement library. Order the book now at the specially dedicated web site: RememberingInez.com

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