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VIDEOS: The first journey of the “Spirit of 1776” wagon. And the importance of choosing and using the vote that took generations to win.

It’s one thing to speak generally about the suffrage movement and yet another thing to find out all of the hard work it involved. This web site celebrates the type of grassroots organizing involving tens of thousands of American women on the grassroots level. The “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Kearns was on exhibit through May 13, 2018 at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY. This video gives some of the highlights of its journeys in New York City and on Long Island.

Suffrage Centennial: The 1913 journey of the suffrage wagon on Vimeo.

FROM MARGUERITE KEARNS:

The story about my grandparents’ lives and the enormous influence it had on me is, in large part what has been keeping me up late at night writing. It’s a story about the movement of American women to win the right to vote as a backdrop to my curiosity and passion to learn the truth about my family, the mysteries and legends, as well as the impact of this legacy on me. I started asking questions at age ten.

My grandfather opened the door. I found out more than I expected, and it took years to put together all the pieces of the puzzle. I was a curious and imaginative ten year old when I started asking questions about the state of women’s rights at the turn of the 20th century. I started writing years later after I moved to Woodstock, New York in the aftermath of the Woodstock Festival. I have been blogging on this ongoing story since 2009. Now it’s time to share tale of all these years with a larger audience.

Suffrage Wagon

 

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