Tag: Serena Kearns

Video message from Dr. Helen Pankhurst, plus “Spirit of 1776” wagon centennial!

In 2013 the State of New York honored the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Kearns, Serena Kearns, and Irene Davison in grassroots organizing on Long Island….


Suffrage Updates

White House Picketing & Hot Tea  on Vimeo. American women picketed White House 101 years ago in support of voting rights! on Vimeo. News from the women’s suffrage movement. On the home front—this article appeared in the Long Island press in March 1917: Rockville Centre, L.I.—In the mind of the pretty little Miss Serena B. Kearns,…


National video award, plus nine Suffrage Wagon videos for your pleasure!

Don’t be left behind! Head out to Votes for Women centennial celebrations in 2020 and 2017! on Vimeo. GREAT NEWS: The National Federation of Press Women has awarded the Suffrage Wagon music video, “The Spirit of 1776: A Suffragette Anthem,” second prize in its category (32A) in the national media competition. “Spirit of 1776,” an anthem to…


A holiday video card from the Kearns family

Happy holidays from the Kearns family! on Vimeo. Edna, Wilmer and Serena Kearns were all involved in the suffrage movement and oh, what a time it was! [vimeo 114489022 w=500 h=281] THE 2014 HOLIDAY CARD VIDEO from the Kearns family: That’s right. We’re still celebrating Suffrage Wagon’s fifth birthday in December 2014. Three very interesting…


December 25th birthdays for Edna Kearns and Martha Wright

Enjoy a blast from the past with a holiday story about Edna Kearns. Image is from the Library of Congress. VIDEO violin recital to celebrate the two birthdays: Martha Wright and Edna Kearns. Celebrate women’s freedom to vote. Activists like these and many others were “there” for us. Let’s be “there” for them by voting…


Last day of the “Night of Terror” first annual observance: Support the proposed suffragist memorial

by Marguerite Kearns The last day of the “Night of Terror” observance on Day #15 of the first annual event of raising awareness. It’s been a great experience getting to know about other visionaries who are imagining the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial being completed on or before the suffrage centennial in 2020. We’ve listened to…


Kearns archive at New York Botanical Garden

What happened to Wilmer and Edna Kearns and the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon after the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920? They moved from Rockville Centre, NY with daughter Serena Kearns back to Pennsylvania where their second child, Wilma, was born in November 1920. The New York Botanical Garden (the LuEsther…


Back to the beginning, Long Island for Suffrage: Part 1

Have a cup of tea with your suffrage stories and fortune cookies by Marguerite Kearns PART I: The suffrage movement was big news in 1913, but Votes for Women activists had their eye on Long Island well before the turn of the 20th century. Women, in general, organized themselves into a complex web of local…


Suffrage buffs and nuts, like me, are in heaven: Marguerite’s Musings

I can’t tell you how happy I am to see the interest and attention increasing over the planned events in March 1-3, 2013, in Washington, DC to commemorate the centennial of the 1913 big suffrage parade. It’s when Grandmother Edna Kearns met Alice Paul for the first time, though they did have similar cultural roots…


Forty barefoot maidens in a suffrage victory dance

Edna Kearns documented as well as participated in the suffrage movement in the New York City area. She wrote for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, the Brooklyn Times and many Long Island papers. She’s shown here in a news photo, fourth from the left, in an article describing the performers in the 1914 Armory pageant. Edna…