Edna B. Kearns, New York State suffrage activist! on Vimeo.

On August 26th, Women’s Equality Day, the celebrations around the nation includes honoring grassroots activists, including Edna Buckman Kearns. This digital platform is dedicated to and inspired by Edna, a labor of love from her granddaughter Marguerite Kearns and others. Suffrage Wagon News Channel has been publishing since 2009.


Suffrage activist Inez Milholland has been included in a list of statues recommended by readers of the New York Times after the newspaper put out a call for suggestions. In June of 2018, New York City officials announced that more statues of women would be priorities of the city administration. There are few at the moment—including a bronze of Gertrude Stein in Bryant Park and Eleanor Roosevelt in Riverside Park. In mid-July the organizers of a proposed statue in NYC’s Central Park of Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton was announced.

The New York Times survey placed Shirley Chisolm, the first black woman in the US Congress, at the top of the list. Lillian Wald, pioneer in the settlement house movement, was second. Suffrage martyr Inez Milholland was third.

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  • This is a topic that’s near and dear to my heart. I groan if I hear one more time that the suffragists weren’t perfect. And the accusers? Are they perfect when throwing stones?

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