Tag: Suffrage Storytelling

Juicy first wave women’s rights news, and a video! Reminder about Convention Days!

There’s a press conference on July 19, 2018 to announce the sculptor of the Stanton/Anthony statue for NYC….


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…


An early women’s rights film has been restored!

Great news about the restoration of a silent movie that features the early women’s rights movement. The video below was the promo to spread the word about the restoration funding “Mothers of Men.” Now we have the update –the restoration has been completed. Mothers of Men Trailer on Vimeo. We have been following this project…


Episode #10: Bess cautions Edna about getting married on suffrage storytelling!

Episode #10 of “Spirit of 1776” Suffrage Storytelling! on Vimeo. Over 100 years ago young women questioned marriage and whether or not it was in their best interest. Back then, women were property, not individuals with the rights of citizenship. Women were expected to pay taxes and accept their second-class citizenship. “No way,” said Bess, Edna’s…


Happy December from Marguerite Kearns & Suffrage Wagon News Channel

Support Suffrage Storytelling during Season I: Drama, action, and fun! on Vimeo. Happy holidays from “Spirit of 1776” suffrage storytelling. Season I continues with Bess, Wilmer and Edna. Meet Jonathan Geffner, ventriloquist, a special guest on Suffrage Storytelling. We’re up to Episode #9. Watch the videos and catch up with past episodes. Did you see the…


VIDEO: Happy Thanksgiving news notes from Suffrage Wagon News Channel!

Women’s Suffrage Holiday News Notes on Vimeo. Happy Thanksgiving from Marguerite Kearns and Suffrage Wagon News Channel with this video of news notes! It’s an overview of the postings we’ve been featuring during November 2015. The “Spirit of 1776” suffrage storytelling is in its first season. Follow the adventures of Bess, Edna, and Wilmer. At Suffrage…


Charlotte Perkins Gilman featured on Suffrage Bookshelf, plus news notes

“The Yellow Wallpaper” by Charlotte Perkins Gilman is featured short story for women on Vimeo. Since the 1970s with the emergence of feminist scholarship and the re-discovery of the works of Charlotte Perkins Gilman, we have a remarkable opportunity to bring Gilman and her work to life again. Because of Gilman’s strong New York State connections,…


Episode #3: Wilmer Kearns enters the story. “Spirit of 1776” suffrage storytelling.

Episode #3: Bess introduces Wilmer Kearns on “Suffrage Storytelling” on Vimeo. by Marguerite Kearns Wilmer Kearns had no idea of what would be ahead of him when he first met Edna May Buckman in 1903 at a Philadelphia art exhibit. They were both students, but the fact they hadn’t been “properly introduced” upset Edna’s family. During…


Episode 2 of “Suffrage Storytelling”: How Bess got in even more trouble!

Season 1 of “Suffrage Storytelling” reveals the lives of young women in 1903 on Vimeo. Whenever Edna Buckman could, she took the train to center city Philadelphia to meet her best friend Bess at the Market Street teahouse. Bess, the rebel, loved telling Edna stories after they took their seats and ordered from the menu. Edna…


How Bess got in trouble with her parents: Suffrage Wagon Cafe special program!

  Suffrage Storytelling is how we reach out to teachers, students & American history fans! on Vimeo. SUFFRAGE WAGON CAFE PROGRAM on Suffrage Storytelling by Marguerite Kearns, your cafe host. On the street where Edna grew up in Philadelphia, her best friend Bess became an outsider compared to most of the other young women interested…