Two-part article about the politics of the proposed Harriet Tubman national park

Suffrage Wagon News NotesThe report of the 2013 blogging tour of the “Cradle” of the women’s rights movement in the United States continues with a two-part article by Olivia Twine and Marguerite Kearns in New York History.

Part I:  “The politics of Harriet Tubman and Barack Obama.” #1. #2. Part II: “Harriet Tubman and the Projected National Park.” #1. #2.

Overview of the 2013 blogging tour of the “Cradle” of the women’s rights movement in the United States.

MORE NEWS NOTES:  There’s a new play about suffragette Annie Kenney in the UK. Another example of how the Brits love their suffrage history. #1. #2.  An excellent overview about the history of granting various groups the right to vote puts woman’s suffrage in a broader perspective. #1. #2.  A new book about suffragist Anna Howard Shaw from the University of Illinois Press. #1. #2.  Jerusalem women remembered for their role in Palestinian politics. #1. #2. “Votes for Women” quilt project auctions off quilt to raise money for women’s health issues. #1. #2.

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15 responses to “Two-part article about the politics of the proposed Harriet Tubman national park

  1. Amazing story about Harriet Tubman and the national park that’s before the U.S. Congress. I find surprises like this on your web page.

  2. Jelly Bean Cantell

    I looove the idea of pestering my congress person. With one house of Congress in the middle of a sit-down strike and going after my rights as a women, I can only imagine how Harriet Tubman must have felt. Lets make sure there’s a Harriet Tubman national park!

  3. Priscilla Crank

    I’m a fan.

  4. Great article about one of my favorite people, harriet Tubman.

  5. Fascinating articles about a very important person in American history. And even the descendants of the old Southern families are supporting the park because it means travelers stop and look around. They’re curious about this incredible part of history. Thanks for the articles. Very illuminating.

  6. I love Harriet Tubman. Always have and always will.

  7. Amazing coverage you provide.

  8. Man, you talk about gridlock. I mean, I’m losing respect for the political process. No wonder. So I’m not paying close attention to the power grabs and the navel gazing of so many of our so-called reps in Congress. Enough already. While the posturing goes on, I’m checking with the Suffrage Wagon to get charged up about all of the marvelous people who have been on this road before me. Thank you, all the grandmothers. I love how some people who are touched by Edna and her wagon are calling her Grandother Edna too.

  9. I’ve been following the outrageous way the Congress has been ignoring important issues like this one. I’m glad someone is staying on top of this.

  10. Keep up the reporting! It’s great.

  11. Very interesting. I’m getting sick of the petty politics of the two major American political parties. Both of their hands are dirty. They’re making independent voters of us all.

  12. I’m getting tired of petty posturing by politicians. They need a good swift kick in the pants on election day.

  13. Thanks for reminding me about the gridlock in Congress and I know some deadbeats are behind it. I’m impatient. Enough already.

  14. Thanks for laying this out so clearly.

  15. Amazing web site. Carry on!

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