Edna not only put herself out in public, but she documented herself every step of the way. A conversation with an attorney became a newspaper column in four-part harmony. Poor guy. He admitted that voting might be okay for Edna, but not for his wife. He wouldn’t let her vote. And so on. See the entire exchange. Edna Kearns made the point that politics must be the concern of women.  See her piece about how politics resides within each baby.

5 Responses

  • Pamela Frank

    Clever and very effective way to confront the issues.

  • Tobias Bloyd

    Thank you for this Tia Marguerite! You are the family historian (and I can hear Bob Marley echoing through my head right now 🙂

    I appreciate all you do to document these important moments in our nation’s past (& in our family’s past), but don’t forget to also record YOUR OWN contributions! Voter registration in Mississippi, march on Washington, prison activism, etc. etc. You yourself are a national treasure, and we are blessed to have you—please don’t leave your own story up to the grandchild generation to figure out. Your life thus far is deserving of an autobiography!

  • Francine R.

    I love these little stories. I feel almost as if your grandmother is talking to me. I like how you share your grandmother. She’s your grandmother and mine too.

  • Toni Gleason

    My, grandmother Edna sure has spunk and persistence. Maybe that’s what you mean about not giving up, no matter what.

  • Theodore

    These old articles are a treasure — thank you for sharing them with us!

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