MESSAGE FROM MARGUERITE KEARNS
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.
WE HAVE A QUARTERLY NEWSLETTER FOR BUSY PEOPLE. . .
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.
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.