About the News Channel
Suffrage Wagon News Channel covers news and features, action campaigns, as well as columns about travel, food, history, books, and human interest related to the suffrage movement. This platform uses multi-media to bring the movement to life and link the past, present, and future. We stand on the strong shoulders of our grandmothers, great grandmothers, other ancestors and family members whose stories have been in the shadows for far too long. The news channel is inspired by the “Spirit of 1776″ suffrage campaign wagon in the collection of the New York State Museum that was used by Edna Kearns and other activists in New York City and Long Island suffrage organizing campaigns. The suffrage wagon will be on exhibit at the New York State Museum in 2017, the state’s suffrage centennial.
Contributors: Marguerite Kearns is editor of Suffrage Wagon. Tara Bloyd is a columnist and contributing editor. Audio readings by Amelia Bowen. Original music composition on Suffrage Wagon News Channel by Rose Weissberg. For more information about her work.
Link to Suffrage Wagon through the Puffin Foundation.
The video development for Suffrage Wagon News Channel has been supported by the Puffin Foundation, as well as individual contributions. We have also worked in association with the Social Artistry program of the Jean Houston Foundation. In 2012, our women’s storytelling project was a finalist for the Brimstone Award of the National Storytelling Network.
“Choose it and Use it” is a video reminding us of how the past is linked to what we do today and its impact on the future.