Tag: Rosalie Jones

Suffrage activists reached to the sky to make their point!

How do suffrage stories speak to us today? The “Spirit of 1776” reminds us of the long history of individuals and organizations reaching out toward change. They had no idea in the moment of the impact of what they were doing. What’s the message for today? Think outside the box. Even if you’re convinced your cause…


From Marguerite Kearns: Suffrage Wagon road marker unveiling soon!

by Marguerite Kearns Flash announcement of a date to celebrate the unveiling of a road marker on the main street of Huntington, NY related to the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon. The event: Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. on the main street of Huntington, NY. More details will follow this preliminary announcement….


Rosalie Jones—one woman behind the suffrage marker story!

Suffrage politics were hot during 1913. And that’s one story behind the dedication ceremony on April 24, 2018 for a new historic roadside marker program to become part of Huntington, NY’s business district. It was funded by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation throughout New York State. The road marker scheduled for Huntington documents a confrontation between…


New York State will honor suffrage activists by way of statues on state land!

  The State of New York is planning to build two statues to honor suffragists Sojourner Truth and Rosalie Gardiner Jones. The statue of Sojourner Truth will be sited on the Empire State Trail in Ulster County, where she was born.  Truth was born into slavery circa 1797, sold three times, and ultimately escaped to freedom in 1826.  She went on to became a…


Votes for Women: Video stories from the Suffrage Wagon News Channel archive!

Just follow the Suffrage Wagon and then see what happens… on Vimeo. Suffrage videos you might enjoy from our archive: The story of the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon told by an award-winning video. Rosalie Jones and her Band of Suffrage Activists Marched to Albany, NY in 1914 on Vimeo. New York Suffrage Parades: “The Song of…


Women’s suffrage marchers took off in 1914 to see New York State Governor Martin Glynn: Marguerite Kearns #1

        THROUGH THE EYE OF MARGUERITE KEARNS (Point of View): During the first week of January in 1914, a hardy band of marchers under the direction of suffragist Rosalie Jones started out from New York City on a march headed to Albany, NY to ask NYS Governor Martin Glynn to appoint poll…


Many suffrage activists thought outside the box!

How do suffrage stories speak to us today? They tell us that there’s a long history of people who reached toward change and had no idea in the moment of the impact and outcome of what they were doing. What’s the message for today? Think outside the box. Even if you’re convinced your cause is…


VIDEO, plus news notes from Long Island paper about suffrage street speakers

Video about following the Suffrage Wagon on its ride to freedom. The street speaking of Edna Kearns in Nashville, Tennessee 100 years ago is the topic and you can find out more on “Marguerite’s Musings”. [vimeo 111960414 w=500 h=281] SPECIAL FROM “THE OWL” (Long Island): November 29,1914: “Miss Rosalie Jones organized a squad of speakers on nearly…


New “Wonder Woman” book, plus video and last podcast of “Playing Politics with the President”

The Secret History of Wonder Woman by Jill Lepore is out. I haven’t had a chance to order the book yet. The advance publicity says  the text makes a connection between Wonder Woman’s creator and the impact the suffrage movement had on him. Today’s the last day of audio podcasts for “Playing Politics with the President.”…


“Spirit of 1776” music video highlights patriotic protest

In July of 1913 Long Island suffrage activists dressed in colonial costume and captured the attention of the New York City metropolitan news media when the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon started on its journey of grassroots organizing in New York City and Long Island. See the “Spirit of 1776” music video on YouTube….