Marguerite Kearns September 25, 2010

“They aren’t absentee –just absent” is a Newsday Op Ed piece written by Antonia Petrash about women and voting. Petrash is the director of the Glen Clove (NY) Public LIbrary, and she is writing a book about the suffrage movement on Long Island.

Marguerite Kearns September 24, 2010

The grand opening of the Matilda Joslyn Gage Center in Fayetteville, New York is scheduled for the weekend of October 8-10, 2010. This is an incredible opportunity to find out more about a key suffragist in the movement, Matilda Joslyn Gage. There’s a very full weekend of activities –both educational and entertaining. Visit the newly-restored […]

Marguerite Kearns September 19, 2010

Women mounted on horses and horse-drawn wagons (as seen on the front cover of this March 1913 issue of the Woman’s Journal) suggests that the drama was very much a part of the impact of the demonstrations. It was a rare sight for women to be out of the home and in public in such […]

Marguerite Kearns September 12, 2010

Getting the word out to the public was no simple accomplishment at the turn of the 20th century. Bold speaking in public was a novelty and it was apt to draw large crowds. Photo: Bain Collection, Library of Congress. The urgency to step up to the plate remains an issue today. An Associated Press article […]

Marguerite Kearns September 5, 2010

A rare and precious film clip of 1913 showing Rosalie Jones and Elisabeth Freeman leaving on a hike to Washington, DC for suffrage gives a sense of, not only their courage, but the intense interest in women voting and the need to accelerate the pressure. The story in my family was that my grandmother, Edna […]

Marguerite Kearns September 5, 2010

On the 90th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment, the newspaper covering Nassau County on Long Island featured Edna Kearns and a roundup of the number of women holding elected positions on Long Island. Check it out! I’m sure Edna thought it perfectly reasonable that Rockville Centre, where she lived, should have a […]

Marguerite Kearns August 29, 2010

The suffrage movement used many tactics and strategies to win the vote for women. Horse-drawn wagons attracted attention at a time when automobiles were coming onto the scene. Of the photographs collected and preserved about the national and state campaigns, horse-drawn wagons were a special feature of the large parades and demonstrations. They attracted large […]

Marguerite Kearns January 1, 2010

What a way to celebrate the New Year as I concentrate over the next few weeks and dive into grandmother Edna’s life and correspondence. I watched “Iron Jawed Angels” which focused on Alice Paul and others who worked their fingers to the bone for a national suffrage amendment. There were no films like this when […]

Marguerite Kearns December 30, 2009

Such as the article in The New York Times about Susan B. Anthony’s home. Let’s see how long it stays up for public view. And a very interesting clip about the women of the UK and their suffrage movement.

Marguerite Kearns December 27, 2009

The intuitive feminine is building toward a tipping point, a state of affiars that builds a bridge from the present, into the past and future. This was the vision of Edna’s generation which is manifesting at the present time.

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