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. This video is also popular among our subscribers and friends. This video is a production of Suffrage Wagon News Channel.

Celebrate women’s freedom to vote and make sure that August 26th, Women’s Equality Day, is on your calendar. The National Women’s History Project is gathering support to make August 26th a national holiday. It’s the day devoted to remembering the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the United States, also referred to as the “suffrage movement” by our grandmothers, great grandmothers, ancestors and other family members.

BREAKING NEWS from Thomas Dublin, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, State University of New York at Binghamton, who has put out a third call for volunteers for an ongoing crowdsourcing project.

Since March 2015 the online journal and database, Women and Social Movements in the United States (WASM), has been engaged in successive efforts to create an Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage movement in the United States. The project began with the submission by Alice Paul biographer, Jill D. Zahniser, of a database of 224 women who picketed the White House in 1917-1919, many of whom were arrested and jailed for their attempt to exercise their free-speech rights. Over time more NWP activists were identified, so that the total group now numbers 400, including more than 1,900 writings by and about Black women suffragists. Detailed state suffrage reports for the period 1900-1920 in the History of Woman Suffrage, vol. 6 (1922), published by the National American Woman Suffrage Association became another important source providing more than 2,700 names of grassroots activists affiliated with NAWSA.

Thus the need for volunteers to research and write bio sketches for 3,000+ suffragists between now and the centennial of the adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment in August 2020. Contributors will receive author credit as the work is published online. Two versions of the resource will be available. The first will be accessible and will consist entirely of the bio sketches of suffragists. The sketches will also be part of an ongoing online journal and database, Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000. More than 400 academic libraries in the U.S. and internationally currently subscribe. Please email him at tdublin@binghamton.edu.

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