Category: Suffrage Storytelling

Bess got in trouble for reading Mary Wollstonecraft—VIDEO and NEWS!

How Bess got in trouble for reading Mary Wollstonecraft! on Vimeo. Bess was Edna’s best friend when they lived in Germantown, a part of Philadelphia. And she plays an important part in the story about Edna and Wilmer Kearns, my grandparents. Mary Wollstonecraft’s book about women in the 1700s was a cutting edge work that influenced…


The women’s Declaration of Independence…plus video!

August 26th is the women’s 4th of July. And activists observed the national holiday as well. Edna Kearns, for example, and her activist associates traveled during the first week of July in 1913 to take the freedom message to the people of New York City and Long Island. The Declaration of Sentiments was released in…