About the News Channel
Suffrage Wagon News Channel’s mission is to bring the women’s suffrage movement out of the shadows by using multi media and a bottom-up approach to history. By focusing on suffragist Edna Buckman Kearns and her horse-drawn suffrage campaign wagon, the world is viewed from the perspective of a grassroots activist at the turn of the 20th century and her more-than-a-decade work to make a difference.
The New York State campaign for women’s suffrage was pivotal in the 72-year struggle for Votes for Women in the United States.
Suffrage Wagon News Channel uses multi-media to bring the women’s suffrage movement to life through personal stories, news, features, and digital media. The combined effort of tens of thousands of activists like Edna Kearns spans several generations and it is a source of inspiration and leadership for us today. The suffrage movement deserves to be recognized as a significant civil rights movement in American history.
The musical version of Suffrage Wagon’s mission:
Suffrage Wagon: Who we are and what we do.
Marguerite Kearns is editor of Suffrage Wagon. Tara Bloyd is a columnist and contributing editor.
The video development for Suffrage Wagon News Channel has been supported by the Puffin Foundation. We have also worked in association with the Social Artistry program of the Jean Houston Foundation. In 2012, our suffrage storytelling project was a finalist for the Brimstone Award of the National Storytelling Network. The Floating Foundation of Photography is our fiscal sponsor.