Tag: “Iron Jawed Angels”

“Suffragette” film is now on DVD: Films for Women’s History Month

“Suffragette” film makes Votes for Women movement come alive! on Vimeo. NEWS NOTES FROM SUFFRAGE WAGON NEWS CHANNEL: “Suffragette” film is now available on Amazon. This film about the suffrage movement in England brings to life this important part of history. Many American activists such as Alice Paul, Inez Milholland, Harriot Stanton Blatch, and many others…


Get prepared for the release of the “Suffragette” film from the U.K. in October 2015!

If you do a little homework before the release of the major motion picture, “Suffragette” in October 2015, you’ll be glad you did. Episode 1 of the BBC TV program series is called “The Pankhursts.” by Marguerite Kearns This BBC special introduced the Pankhurst family of English suffrage activists. And subsequent programs developed the story of…


Day #9 and Podcast #4 of the “Night of Terror” audio series

by Marguerite Kearns Day #9 and Audio Podcast #4 in the “Night of Terror” observance. Join me in finding out about the aftermath of the November 14, 1917 arrests and the women committed to Occoquan Workhouse. This is covered in Podcast #4 of the “Night of Terror” series. Word leaked out about the brutalities and attacks…


Day #5, “Night of Terror” observance, the why of White House picketing

by Marguerite Kearns I’m late getting the blog post Day#5 finished, but it’s still 10:54 p.m. where I am. One of my stalwart friends asked me the other day: “But why did the women picket the White House in 1917? Couldn’t they have expressed their point of view in some other way?” Good question and…


America’s Joan of Arc, special feature on Joan’s birthday, January 6th

Kathleen Kelly, long-time friend of Suffrage Wagon, takes Joan of Arc on the road on her birthday with a special feature in “New York History.” See the special article for Joan’s birthday that spreads the word about the U.S. having its own Joan of Arc. VIDEOS: A clip from “Iron Jawed Angels,” that shows Inez…


She died so we can vote today: Inez Milholland

Inez Milholland gave her life for our voting rights today after collapsing while on the campaign trail. She died shortly thereafter. Chances are, most people never heard of Inez Milholland. However, they may have seen photos of the magnificent woman on a horse leading the enormous 1913 suffrage parade in Washington, DC at the time…


Perplexed about a holiday gift for someone special?

I’m hearing a lot about downsizing consumption this holiday season. This suggests a suffrage-themed gift could be in order. Yvonne Crumlish, whose grandmother Addie’s Votes for Women pennant was featured on “History Detectives” in September, tells me that she saw the HBO special “Iron Jawed Angels” for the first time this year. This could mean…


Suffrage News from All Over!

Women remember the jailing of suffragists. “Iron Jawed Angels” is still being talked about. College student speaks about apathy and the value of voting. Reflections on Alice Paul. Washington State resident shares about her great-grandmother who was a suffragist. One hundred years of voting in Washington State. Scholar and biographer discusses Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Newspaper columnist reviews the history of women voting. British women use 1912 suffrage theatre performance as a…


“Iron Jawed Angels” to Bring in the New Year!

What a way to celebrate the New Year as I concentrate over the next few weeks and dive into grandmother Edna’s life and correspondence. I watched “Iron Jawed Angels” which focused on Alice Paul and others who worked their fingers to the bone for a national suffrage amendment. There were no films like this when…