Sources-Edna

A sampling of articles about Edna’s organizing for the suffrage movement:

1911:

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1914

1915: Edna Kearns tells fellow campaigners that she places suffrage news in 35 Long Island newspapers. “Mere Man is Shy, Suffragists Learn,” The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, April 15, 1915. PDF

1916

1917

1918: “Mrs. Kearns urges action in Senate,” The Hempstead Sentinel, May 2, 1918. Letter to editor when working on 19th amendment lobbying campaign. PDF

Other references: National Woman’s Party papers, PDFArticle about Grandmother Edna Kearns that appeared in a Long Island paper.  Other sources: an award-winning story about how Edna risked her life for Votes for Women, and an article in New York History

Her family history: Parents to grandparents. Great grandparents to great-great grandparents.

Above photo: Edna Kearns, far left, with family members and her parents, to the far right.

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8 Responses to Sources-Edna

  1. Matilda G. says:

    When will grandmother’s wagon be in exhibit again?

  2. Nan Arquero says:

    I’m learning as I go along. Keep the stories coming. I love it!

  3. Beth says:

    Of all the searches I did, couldn’t find anything as intriguing as your suffrage wagon blog.

  4. Arlene says:

    There’s something truly special in this site. Thank you for such hard work.

  5. Melanie says:

    There’s so much written about the leaders at the top, and relatively little about the women who marched in those parades, sold newspapers on the streets, planned and attended meetings. To attach a name and face to these women, which is what you’re doing with Edna, is a way to make a bridge and connection that lasts.

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