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Marguerite Kearns August 26, 2018

Play this rap August 26th reminder that it’s Women’s Equality Day at Suffrage Wagon Cafe, a commemoration of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that took from 1848 to 1920. August 26th isn’t a national holiday. It’s a day like any other, except that the US president issues a […]

Marguerite Kearns August 24, 2018

Women’s Marches & Parades: “The Song of the Women” on Vimeo. This video has been a favorite of the hundreds of short informational and promotional videos produced by Suffrage Wagon News Channel. Antonia Petrash has been using this video, “The Song of the Women,” to accompany her Long Island suffragist presentations for the past few years. […]

Marguerite Kearns August 13, 2018

How Bess got in trouble for reading Mary Wollstonecraft! on Vimeo. Bess was Edna’s best friend when they lived in Germantown, a part of Philadelphia. And she plays an important part in the story about Edna and Wilmer Kearns, my grandparents. Mary Wollstonecraft’s book about women in the 1700s was a cutting edge work that influenced […]

Marguerite Kearns July 4, 2018

August 26th is the women’s 4th of July. And activists observed the national holiday as well. Edna Kearns, for example, and her activist associates traveled during the first week of July in 1913 to take the freedom message to the people of New York City and Long Island. The Declaration of Sentiments was released in […]

Marguerite Kearns June 29, 2018

            Dr. Helen Pankhurst is the granddaughter of Sylvia Pankhurst whose book, Deeds Not Words: The Story of Women’s Rights, Then and Now was released this year, the suffrage centennial observance of women in Great Britain receiving the partial right to vote. Full suffrage was approved in 1928. There are […]