Marguerite Kearns July 28, 2020

A column by Marguerite Kearns

The story about the big 1913 parade and suffrage demonstration in Washington, DC was handed down to me in my family. My grandmother Edna Kearns wrote in a column in the Southside Observer of Long Island in 1913 that the men marchers caused numerous challenges back in the days when they were in the front lines of social change.

My grandfather Wilmer Kearns marched in the men’s division and was indignant about the Washington, DC police response. Many men associated with the early women’s rights movement were radicalized by the experience. They hissed the city police chief. This horrified my grandmother, according to her published account.

WEBINAR BY MARGUERITE KEARNS SCHEDULED FOR OCTOBER 15, 2020

Mark your calendar now for a webinar scheduled for Thursday, October 15, 2020 (1-3 p.m. MT) with Marguerite Kearns at Renesan (the lifelong learning institute) in Santa Fe, New Mexico. “Suffrage Wagons: The Winding Road to Voting Rights.” $15.

 

 

The webinar is part of the 2020 national centennial celebration of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution. Register at Renesan.org.

 

 

 

 

GRAVESTONE DEDICATION FOR EDNA BUCKMAN KEARNS DURING OCTOBER OF 2020

The gravestone marker for Edna Buckman Kearns and her parents will be installed at the Quaker burial ground at Plymouth Meeting, PA. A gravestone dedication ceremony is scheduled for the month of October 2020, with a live Zoom ceremony to be announced on this web site.

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