THE COVID PANDEMIC IS A REMINDER THAT WE STAND ON THE SHOULDERS OF THOSE WHO HAVE COME BEFORE US…
The book about my grandparents Edna and Wilmer Kearns and their role in the women’s voting and peace movements has been written, not only as documentation, but as a reminder that we all must get busy and pass into the future the stories we have about our own families. I mixed the family past with a theme—the difficult tasks involved with bringing about equality in our world today. It’s a tale of now and then, as we travel toward the future.
MARGUERITE KEARNS TOOK A LARGE CHUNK OUT OF HER LIFE TO TELL HER OWN FAMILY STORY
Some of those concerned about inequality devoted their lives and fortunes to “the cause.” A significant part of the work associated with the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution was carried out by volunteers. There were tens of thousands of individuals and organizations whose names and histories will never be known to us. They volunteered to make the world a better place. Let’s honor them by telling the tale of one artifact, the Spirit of 1776, that is in the collection of the New York State Museum in Albany, NY. We’d love to see this important piece of the museum’s collection on permanent exhibit. Have you told the museum of your wishes and your decision to support this? We’re still hearing about the support that’s out there. Join us now!
THE REAL STORY OF SUFFRAGE WAGN NEWS CHANNEL
Suffrage Wagon News Channel has been publishing since 2009. It is an independent news service. It is not funded by corporations or governments or those with a casual interest in women’s history. It is a labor of love. It highlights a grassroots movement that was initiated by concerned individuals, many in their own communities. Quite a few of them spent their entire lives building a base of support.
This is the story predicting a future coming into being because change is in the cards. In spite of those who would strategize to return to the past, we are exploring what is necessary to move forward into a world where we cooperate, not work against each other.
THE PRODUCT OF THE PAST DECADE AND MORE—CLOSE TO 400 VIDEOS
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I don’t regret spending most of my life documenting my family and their commitments. They did their best, and I honor their efforts. I only regret that I didn’t realize the full extent of my appreciation for what they did so that my generation and others to come in the future are in a firm position to build on it.
I created close to 400 videos fueled with this creative spirit. They can be viewed at Vimeo.com/kearnsmarguerite
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