Tag: suffragettes

The Buzz about “10 Days in a Madhouse” film: Program at Suffrage Wagon Cafe

“10 Days in a Madhouse” film opens in November 2015 on Vimeo. by Marguerite Kearns Welcome to Suffrage Wagon Cafe that has been publishing since March 2015, Women’s History Month. Catch up on the past programs. I had the pleasure recently of interviewing Susan Goforth and Timothy Hines. Susan is the producer and her husband Timothy Hines,…


New markets for “Suffragette”film, plus contests to enter!

Participate in a contest to bring more people into the fold who know about American history and women’s place in it.  Womenon20s.org commissioned the above image and shared it with the U.S Treasury. Each of the individuals shown worked tirelessly for women’s rights and what is taken for granted today. Name The People Contest: No…


Get ready for the opening of “Suffragette” film this coming week!

The fall issue of the Suffrage Wagon News Channel quarterly newsletter is coming soon. Make sure you’re subscribed. A great deal of information is being shared about upcoming events and celebrations. The “Suffragette” film links below are courtesy of June Purvis, an advisor to the film and an extra in the production. The film opens October…


A women’s suffrage myth and free e-book: Marguerite’s Musings

“Jailed for Freedom” by Doris Stevens is featured book on Suffrage Bookshelf on Vimeo. You can listen to the “Jailed for Freedom” book read free on Librivox. by Marguerite Kearns Have you heard the perspective referred to above that has been getting spread around lately? It compares the English and American suffrage movements and concludes that the English…


Day #2 of the Suffrage Wagon Cafe festival: Reporter Nellie Bly goes undercover at a mental hospital

Message from Marguerite Kearns, Suffrage Wagon Cafe host: I’m back on this second day of the women’s history festival celebrating the opening of the Suffrage Wagon Cafe. This four-day festival started with my welcome greeting followed by the opening of the doors of the Suffrage Wagon Cafe. There was even a reminder that when you’re planning your next vacation,…


An appeal to Meryl Streep: How will the “Suffragette” film from the UK boost awareness of suffrage movement in the U.S.?

by Marguerite Kearns During an interview recently about the upcoming film “Suffragette” from the UK, Meryl Streep announced: “Girls, we’ve been waiting for this.”  Who was she talking to? I haven’t been a girl for so long, I automatically assumed she wasn’t talking to me. But Meryl Streep got my attention and she’s referring to the…


New suffrage graphic novel, plus fashion parade mimics suffrage parade!

This week’s release of the new graphic novel, Sally Heathcote: Suffragette and Chanel’s version of a Votes for Women parade are headliners this week. Audio Podcast #5 of the series “Playing Politics with the President” will be postponed until Thursday. We’re pushing everything aside to talk about the release of the suffrage movement graphic novel,…


NEW VIDEO: “Spirit of 1776” for Women’s Equality Day

This new music video has people talking. Now you can get in on the act by watching the “Spirit of 1776” on YouTube. Songwriter and performer Eighty Bug assembled quite a remarkable group of musicians, stage hands, filmmakers, and living history staff at the Heritage Museum of Orange County in Santa Ana, California. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aga11k5s0Bc&w=560&h=315]…


Will Meryl Streep win an Oscar for her role as Mrs. Pankhurst in “Suffragette” film?

The filming’s continuing for “Suffragette,” the UK film and already there’s speculation about whether or not Merly Streep will win an Oscar for her role as Mrs. Pankhurst in the production. Not only that, but there’s a powerful media machine handing the film’s photos and press releases. More than 30 photos have been released to whet the…


Martial arts fans jump on the suffrage bandwagon: A Women’s History Month special!

Mrs. Pankhurst’s Amazons is a three-part graphic novel by martial arts master Tony Wolf scheduled to be published by 47North, the science fiction, horror and fantasy imprint of Amazon Publishing. The trilogy takes place in 1914 and features the adventures of English suffragette Persephone Wright who leads a society of radical suffragettes known as the…