Tag: Women’s History

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….


VIDEOS: More women’s rights programming at Suffrage Wagon Cafe!

Suffrage Wagon Cafe features a video and news about Edna Kearns and Wilmer Kearns….


U.S. Rep Louise Slaughter carried on important work for women!

Thank you, Louise Slaughter (1929-2018) for your work benefitting American women! from Marguerite Kearns on Vimeo.U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter died during March, Women’s History Month, in 2018. After serving four years in the New York State Assembly, her district’s voters sent her to the U.S. House of Representatives from New York’s 30th Congressional district. She…


Women continue persisting when getting the word out!

I met Sue Lean (shown here) at the opening of the “Votes for Women” exhibit at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY last November. We’d been in touch on the phone and by way of email. Sue stands out for her enthusiasm about suffrage centennials as well as the terrific vintage outfits she…


Hot tea month every January, plus event news note!

Keep the tea pot hot for Susan B. Anthony’s birthday party in February! on Vimeo. NEWS NOTE: “Documenting Activism” is a special program set for Thursday, January 11, 2018, 6-8 p.m. at the New York City Municipal Archives 1st Floor Gallery, 31 Chambers Street, Manhattan. In conjunction with the exhibit Unlikely Historians: Materials collected by NYPD surveillance teams, 1960-1975, the Municipal Archives…


Contribute to the musical, “The Perfect 36,” through Kickstarter

There is a kickstarter campaign with the goal of staging a musical, “The Perfect 36,” the story of Tennessee and the final days of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. A total of $10,000is necessary to complete the script draft, present two readings, and hire actors. The final days of the…


Suffrage Wagon Cafe Video Program

Chef Ted Cutting pays a visit to Suffrage Wagon Cooking School! on Vimeo. Celebrating 100 years of women voting: Program at Suffrage Wagon Cafe on Vimeo. Women’s Suffrage Campaign Wagon on exhibit into 2018 at the New York State Museum on Vimeo. Follow Suffrage Wagon News Channel on Facebook and Twitter. Quarterly newsletters just by signing up. Suffrage Wagon News…


Suffrage News Notes features award-winning suffrage video

        The Heritage Museum of Orange County (California) was honored to receive a first-place award from New Mexico Press Women at their annual conference and awards ceremony held at Ghost Ranch near Santa Fe, NM. The NMPW, the largest of New Mexico’s media organizations, is also the largest state chapter in the national…


Books that illuminate how women won the vote: Suffrage Wagon Book Shelf

Books from Suffrage Wagon Book Shelf on Vimeo. Women Will Vote: Winning Suffrage in New York State, available in September 2017, celebrates the 2017 centenary of women’s right to full suffrage in New York State. Authors Susan Goodier and Karen Pastorello highlight the activism of rural, urban, African American, Jewish, immigrant, and European American women, as well…


“Who was suffrage activist Edna Kearns?” at Suffrage Wagon Cafe

   HAPPY AUGUST 26th from Suffrage Wagon Cafe. Edna Buckman Kearns reflects on her past & the “Spirit of 1776” wagon! on Vimeo. Edna Buckman Kearns was a grassroots suffrage organizer in New York City and Long Island, a Quaker writer and speaker best known for her “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon, a symbol of…