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MESSAGE FROM MARGUERITE KEARNS

Women Voters Thank Their Suffrage Ancestors on Vimeo.

EDNA KEARNS AND HER SUFFRAGE CAMPAIGN WAGON

We stand on strong shoulders.

Suffrage Wagon News Channel is a digital newsletter publishing since 2009. The “Spirit of 1776” campaign wagon used by Edna Kearns in grassroots votes for women organizing in NYS is a symbol of the tireless work of tens of thousands of activists, perhaps millions of citizens, across the US. The Kearns wagon has been exhibited in 2010, 2012, 2017-2018, and 2020 at the New York State Museum in Albany, New York. It is a prime artifact of the early women’s rights movement. The wagon is part of the permanent collection at the state museum.

Edna Kearns (1882-1934) was a grassroots activist in the early women’s rights movement in the US. Wagon graphic above by Ray Lund.

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SUFFRAGE WAGON NEWS CHANNEL HAS SISTER SITES…Check out LetsRockTheCradle.com

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013. It started as a way to document a blogging tour of the “Cradle” of the women’s rights movement in the United States.

SUFFRAGE ACTIVIST DESCENDANTS TAKE UP THE CAUSE

Marguerite Kearns, Ed., granddaughter of Edna B. and Wilmer R. Kearns. Tara Bloyd is associate editor of SWNC. She is the great-granddaughter of Edna and Wilmer Kearns.

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VIDEOS FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT—

“Spirit of 1776” is a nationally award-winning music video honoring Suffrage Wagon News Channel’s efforts to restore the early women’s rights movement to its proper place in American history. Eighty Bug wrote the music and participated in the video production. The video is dedicated to Edna B. Kearns.

Video, below, featuring the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Buckman Kearns in 1913. The wagon is in the permanent collection of the New York State Museum in Albany, NY.

New York State video celebrating the 2017 suffrage centennial.

6 thoughts on “About us

  1. I wish I had been living in New York when you started this blog. I had moved out of state and wasn’t paying attention. I love that this history is being told by a descendant of someone who was really there. Descendants are very interesting. It’s important for young women to stand up for what they believe in.

  2. This is a very cool site! I started taking gender studies in college earlier this year and have since been fascinated with women throughout history and the oppression they have had to overcome to get where we are today. We still have a lot of work to do but I am happy to see sites like this supporting female justice for all women!

  3. You are persistent to keep on with the topic of women voting for 100 years. Sad what is going on. Keep up your commenting. I count on it.

  4. It is great to read that her descendants have help to take up her legacy. Edna Kearns did such important work for promoting freedom and women’s right to vote. I’d love to see the actual suffrage wagon the the New York Capitol one day. I suspect it’d be a rather emotional experience.

  5. I’ve been following this platform for a couple of years, and finally, this past spring I got to see the suffrage wagon at the New York State Museum. What a treat, and well worth the travel to Albany, NY.

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