Tag: suffragists

What about “suffragents” like Wilmer Kearns in the first wave of the women’s rights movement?

Book by Brooke Kroeger about the men supporters of the women’s rights first wave says such involvement was remarkable and it has no precedent today….


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New Zealand has a suffrage centennial medal: Can the U.S. honor Inez Milholland with a presidential citizens medal?

If New Zealand can issue a suffrage centennial medal, can the United States manage a similar act of recognition? Inez Milholland (1886-1916) died in the course of working for women’s rights. The year 2016 marked the centennial of her death in California. In 2015, U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier nominated Milholland for a presidential citizens medal….


Christmas Day in Washington, DC 100 yrs ago honored suffragist Inez Milholland: A program at Suffrage Wagon Cafe!

Happy birthday suffrage activist Edna Kearns (1882-1934) on December 25th. Find out about Edna and her “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon at Suffrage Wagon News Channel. Edna’s “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon will be on exhibit in New York State during its 2017 suffrage centennial observance. On this day before December 25th in 2016, we remember…


Get ready for Women’s History Month in March 2016!

  March 2016 is Women’s History Month, and the perfect occasion to introduce Inez Miholland as America’s suffrage martyr. Visit the Inez Milholland centennial web site. It has resources for your educational programs. And there are only six days left to contribute to the Inez Milholland film, a special production of Wild West Women. The…


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…


Episode 5. “Spirit of 1776” Suffrage Storytelling. Bess & Edna argue

Episode #5. Bess and Edna argue about marriage and other things on Vimeo. Bess and Edna may have been the best of friends, but often they didn’t agree. Edna read Mary Wollstonecraft’s classic work, A Vindication of the Rights of Woman because Bess insisted. And Edna agreed that when women were treated like second-class citizens, they…


Washington’s Spies and the link to the “Spirit of 1776” wagon

VIDEO: TURN: Washington’s Spies shows Long Island in 1777 and Suffrage Wagon Cafe program shows what happened 100+ years later on Vimeo. “TURN: Washington’s Spies” Has “Spirit of 1776” Suffrage Wagon Wrinkle by Marguerite Kearns Activist Rosalie Jones was a loose cannon on Long Island back in 1913. She was controversial in public and in her own family….


Season 2 of “TURN: Washington’s Spies” has “Spirit of 1776” wrinkle!

ALERT: APRIL 8, 2015. A SPECIAL PROGRAM OF SUFFRAGE WAGON CAFE: SECOND SEASON OF “TURN: WASHINGTON’S SPIES” LURES STORIES OF TORIES OUT OF THE CLOSET The A&E television series, “TURN: Washington’s Spies,” opens its second season on April 13, 2015. The series in its first season introduced an awareness of the nation’s first spy ring to a…


IMPT announcement about New York State’s 2017 centennial, plus Women’s History Month news notes video

VIDEO: News Notes for Women’s History Month: From Suffrage Wagon News Channel on Vimeo. SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT in the Winter/Spring issue of the quarterly newsletter. Have you heard about the exhibition of the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon in the upcoming New York State suffrage centennial celebration in 2017? The Alice Paul Institute has celebrated its 30th…