Companion video for the music for the “Spirit of 1776″

Companion video for the music for the “Spirit of 1776″

The new music video, the “Spirit of 1776,” has a companion video about the history of the wagon and its role in suffrage grassroots organizing. It covers the weeks leading up to the first journey of the “Spirit of 1776″ wagon on July 1, 1913. The video featuring archival evidence of the wagon’s history showcases letters from A.F. Wilson, president of the I.S. Remson wagon company in Brooklyn to the New York State...

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Suffrage movement flareup in Cuomo race for NYS governor

Suffrage movement flareup in Cuomo race for NYS governor

by Marguerite Kearns It’s amazing that references to the “suffrage movement” have surfaced in New York’s election campaign for governor? Not by the incumbent Democratic candidate Andrew Cuomo himself, but a verbal brawl in the media between Christine Quinn ( Cuomo supporter) and Tim Wu (running on the Working Families Party line for lt. gov., with Zephyr Teachout for governor). The topic of the suffrage movement flared...

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NEW VIDEO: “Spirit of 1776″ for Women’s Equality Day

NEW VIDEO: “Spirit of 1776″ for Women’s Equality Day

This new music video has people talking. Now you can get in on the act by watching the “Spirit of 1776″ on YouTube. Songwriter and performer Eighty Bug assembled quite a remarkable group of musicians, stage hands, filmmakers, and living history staff at the Heritage Museum of Orange County in Santa Ana, California. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aga11k5s0Bc&w=560&h=315] It’s a fabulous production inspired by...

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Video: Get the ball rolling with NYS’s 2017 suffrage centennial

Video: Get the ball rolling with NYS’s 2017 suffrage centennial

The first stage is the dream, and then comes the planning and reality of a New York State suffrage centennial celebration in 2017. The facts are being collected and the dreamers called into action. Every month I’m on a conference call with others who are stepping up to the plate in terms of making sure that New  York State celebrates its 2017 suffrage centennial, and by this, I mean, big time. There’s a great deal to celebrate, and...

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Two new audio podcasts about August 26th, Women’s Equality Day

Two new audio podcasts about August 26th, Women’s Equality Day

Have you ever heard the Joint Resolution of Congress that in 1971 designated August 26th as Women’s Equality Day? The first audio podcast read by Amelia Bowen spells out the directive. And the second podcast celebrates August 26th in song. [soundcloud url="https://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/95745527" params="auto_play=false&hide_related=false&show_comments=true&show_user=true&show_reposts=false&visual=true"...

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Dress up like Susan B. Anthony and attend a special festival for her this weekend!

Dress up like Susan B. Anthony and attend a special festival for her this weekend!

If you love dress ups, and costume balls, then you’ll find lots of ideas on this blog about taking back Halloween. There’s also  step by step instruction about how you can look like Susan for your next suffrage-related costume party or event. You’ll join other notables including the Susan B. Anthony House & Museum’s Susan B. Anthony in residence, Barbara Blaisdell, who has been playing the part of suffragist Susan...

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