Edna Kearns raised money for the women’s suffrage movement and gave canning lessons to women who wanted to hear about how voting could lead to increased human rights. This struggle involved tens of thousands of women, many of whom who could agree on one thing—leaving the kitchen and participating in the broader society. They didn’t turn their backs on the kitchen, but rather built on it for strength and inspiration.
The story is one of collective action within a fragmented human rights movement involving courage, dedication, and sacrifice that inspired Marguerite Kearns to write about her life, as well as that of her grandparents’generation. It’s a call to action that brings together the past, present, and future.
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We’re going into planting and growing season where fresh fruits and vegetables are available in stores and farmers’ markets across the nation. Women’s suffrage activists like Edna Kearns used canning lessons as an opportunity to spread the word about women’s rights and voting. Follow Suffrage Wagon Cooking School for tips and suggestions.
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