Marguerite Kearns May 5, 2013

newsnotesmay2013Part I of Kenneth Florey’s article on suffrage automobiles is available NOW: “Suffrage Autos: A new form of freedom.” Automobiles became hot items during the suffrage movement because grassroots organizing became more efficient. Ken Florey is the author of an upcoming book on suffrage memorabilia, and he’s also the Suffrage Wagon columnist who has documented the connection between tea and the Votes for Women movement. 

Coming Soon: Part II of Ken Florey’s article about what happened after the suffrage movement got wheels.

The new one-minute Suffrage Wagon video highlights the suffrage automobiles Ken writes about. Many of the images are from his suffrage postcard collection. If you’re receiving this posting by email, you might not be able to see the video player that’s embedded here. Click through on the link above! Just a minute of your time. It will be worth it. I promise.

When things are heating up on the suffrage front –like they are– I’m struggling to keep up with suffrage news notes. I’m behind (again), but there’s more to come in the next few postings.

News notes in this first round of May include: Norway’s women celebrate 100 years of women voting. #1. #2. Women still can’t vote in the Vatican. #1. #2. One hundred years ago in Troy, NY. #1. #2. South Dakota native Carey Graeber stands up for Dorothy. #1. #2. Another great block for the suffrage quilt project. #1. #2. Another try at getting a Congressional medal for suffragist Alice Paul. #1. #2. Alice Paul’s copy of Betty Friedan book. #1. #2. Margaret Thatcher and suffragettes in one breath. #1. #2. Susan B. Anthony birthplace attracting visitors. #1. #2. A pitch to visit the Susan B. Anthony House in NYS. #1. #2. Telling women’s stories at historic sites. #1. The importance of storytelling. #1.Women’s exhibit at New York State Capitol. #1. #2. 

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3 thoughts on “Video about when suffrage got wheels, plus News Notes!

  1. How wonderful! I wonder how long they spent decorating those autos with all the flowers! They must truly have felt proud to be a part of the movement. I enjoyed your video.

  2. Yes! I enjoyed watching you short video, although I could have watched for much longer! I am an auto enthusiast and came across your video whilst searching for autos being used in historical events. The detail and way they were used interests me enormously. Will be subscribing to you for sure! Thanks for the time you take to post all your photos and videos. Much appreciated.

  3. Great video clip! I love seeing those cars and all the flowers on them. Gosh, I imagine it must have taken a lot of care and attention to getting all those cars ready for such an event!

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