Tag: Women’s History Month

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A Night out on the town at Suffrage Wagon Cafe—Marguerite Kearns Point of View #3

Marguerite Kearns’ 2015 welcome message: at Suffrage Wagon Cafe! on Vimeo. THROUGH THE EYE OF MARGUERITE KEARNS: (Point of View) A red carpet was rolled out for me when I showed up recently for VIP night at Suffrage Wagon Café. The room was filled with those of us who have kept the faith since I started…


New York State Capitol gets behind 2017 women’s suffrage centennial: Suffrage Wagon Cafe

State of New York rolls out red carpet for 100 years of women voting on Vimeo. NYS Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul launched the 100th anniversary of women voting in the state by announcing the Women’s Suffrage Commission’s website: www.ny.gov/suffrage. It provides information about upcoming events across the state, profiles New York…


“Spirit of 1776” women’s suffrage wagon on exhibit at NYS Capitol during March 2017: Suffrage Wagon Cafe

“Spirit of 1776” wagon on exhibit at New York State Capitol: Women’s History Month on Vimeo. GREAT NEWS FOR VALENTINE’S DAY: March 2017 will be a busy month during Women’s History Month at the New York State Capitol in Albany, NY when the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon used by Edna Kearns will be on exhibit…


Inez Milholland honored at her grave in Lewis, NY during January’s women’s march!

Women’s march included tribute to Inez Milholland, U.S. suffrage martyr, in Lewis, NY on Vimeo. A VALENTINE FOR INEZ MILHOLLAND! The web site InezMilhollandCentennial.com continues during 2017, the suffrage centennial for New York State. Inez was nominated for a presidential citizens medal in 2015 and up to the last minute we believed she would receive this high…


Suffrage pageants were cutting edge in their time!

Hazel MacKaye (photo above) was riding high in 1914 when her pageant, “The American Woman: Six Periods of American Life” was performed at the Seventy-first Regimental Armory (sponsored by the New York City Men’s League for Equal Suffrage). It was a cutting-edge production that milked the potential for drama and social commentary. Edna Buckman Kearns…


Join the Online Woman Suffrage Biographical Dictionary Project

The online journal and database, “Women and Social Movements in the United States” is engaged in several crowdsourcing projects to create a new online biographical dictionary of the woman suffrage movement in the U.S.  Over the past few months volunteers have written brief biographies of Black women suffragists and militant suffragists who supported the National…


A special letter for you from Molly Murphy MacGregor about Inez Milholland centennial!

My Dear Friends, One of the real pleasures of working with the National Women’s History Project is when we actually get to “write women back into history.” We have a special opportunity this year, and I hope you’ll support and benefit from the Inez Milholland Centennial. This new project of the NWHP will shine the…


Women’s History Month launches Inez Milholland Centennial

A group of grassroots activists and a California Congresswoman have joined forces to honor suffragist Inez Milholland on the centennial of her death while campaigning for Votes for Women. Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) has submitted a nomination to President Obama for Milholland (1886-1916) to be awarded the Presidential Citizen’s Medal in 2016. This second highest…


Wilmer Kearns tries harder to impress Edna: Episode #6 of storytelling at Suffrage Wagon Cafe

      Episode #6: Wilmer Kearns tries to win over Edna with his storytelling on Vimeo. By Marguerite Kearns Welcome to Suffrage Wagon Cafe which opened its doors in March 2015, Women’s History Month. Catch up on past programs. Wilmer Kearns (my grandftaher) is complicating the story, as Edna’s best friend Bess points out. Wilmer’s determined…