BLOG POST ABOUT SUFF ACTIVIST ELISABETH FREEMAN
Peg Johnston, suffrage activist Elisabeth Freeman’s great niece, contacted me recently. Here’s her post ro say that s she gathered the energy to write about Elisabeth that was inspired by a book that has made its way to us suffrage nuts. See below. Edna Kearns and Elisabeth Freeman worked together. And I resurrected some of the family history when working with Jane Van de Bogart and Peg Johnston, who created the web site that’s a valuable trove of information about grassroots organizing to win the right to vote for US women.
Peg Johnston, cousin to Jane Van De Bogart, of Woodstock, NY has been a valuable contact over the past few decades. If it hadn’t been for my collaboration with Jane, I wouldn’t have met Peg Johnston.
There’s very little film footage from this period of the early women’s rights movement, so this 80-second clip is a treasure featuring Rosalie Jones and Elisabeth Freeman is classic. It is accompanied by a song, “Give the Ballot to the Mothers.”
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