Tag: Turning Point Suffragist Memorial

A “Night of Terror” audio podcast series!

Find out history the easy way by listening to a series of podcasts about the “Night of Terror,” a pivotal event in the history of the women’s rights movement….


Can the U.S. catch up to the U.K. in suffrage movement awareness? Marguerite’s Musings

VIDEO: “Marguerite’s Musings” is a regular column about women’s history! on Vimeo. by Marguerite Kearns The United States is racing to catch up with the United Kingdom that has been far ahead in terms of bringing awareness of the historic women’s suffrage movement to public attention in recent years. Keep in mind that American audiences haven’t…


“Why I support the suffragist memorial” on Day #14 of the first “Night of Terror” observance

by Marguerite Kearns One more day to go on the “Night of Terror” blogging. I wouldn’t have predicted I’d make it to the end of this two-week stretch of daily blogging. It’s all for a good reason. November 15, 1917 became a “turning point” in the 72 year struggle for American women to win the right…


Night of Terror” Day #11 and Podcast #6

by Marguerite Kearns Day #11. Betty Graham of Portland told others about testimony from a government doctor that lifted the suffragists’ spirits in Podcast #6 of the “Night of Terror.” The health of the pickets incarcerated at Occoquan Workhouse concerned many family members and friends. The podcasts reveal the daily concerns of those concerned, like freezing in…


Marguerite’s Musings during Day #10 and Podcast #5, plus video

by Marguerite Kearns Day #10 and Podcast #5. More alarming reports reached the outside from Lucy Burns about the “Night of Terror,” –messages written on small scraps of paper. Follow the continuing story on Podcast #5 of the  audio series. Nothing pretty. First-person accounts. Being held down and force fed. Not easy to know about, but essential…


Why I vote and support a suffragist memorial: Marguerite’s Musings

by Marguerite Kearns It’s that time of the year. Election Day tomorrow. Conversation is something we engage in every day, and too often I don’t take advantage of conversation opportunities to tell people what’s on my mind. Like this past Sunday with me in my pajamas as I  opened the door to two women Jehovah’s…


A homework assignment for the “Night of Terror”: A music video

by Marguerite Kearns The other day a friend of mine asked me for homework? “What do you mean?” I responded.  I couldn’t help but consider the question a joke. Then the talk grew serious. She really wanted a video, a podcast, or a crash course on the suffrage movement, an exciting part of American history. Either…