Part I of Kenneth Florey’s article of suffrage automobiles is available NOW: “Suffrage Autos: A new form of freedom.” Automobiles became hot items during the suffrage movement because grassroots organizing became more efficient. Ken Florey makes this point. He’s the author of an upcoming book on suffrage memorabilia, and he’s also the Suffrage Wagon columnist who has documented the connection between tea and the Votes for Women movement. Coming Soon: Part II of Ken Florey’s article about when the suffrage movement got wheels.
The new one-minute Suffrage Wagon video highlights the suffrage automobiles Ken writes about. Many of the images are from his suffrage postcard collection. If you’re receiving this posting by email, you might not be able to see the video player that’s embedded here. Click through on the link above! Just a minute of your time. It will be worth it. I promise.
When things are heating up on the suffrage front –like they are– I’m struggling to keep up with suffrage news notes. I’m behind (again), but there’s more to come in the next few postings.
News notes in this first round of May include: Norway’s women celebrate 100 years of women voting. #1. #2. Women still can’t vote in the Vatican. #1. #2. One hundred years ago in Troy, NY. #1. #2. South Dakota native Carey Graeber stands up for Dorothy. #1. #2. Another great block for the suffrage quilt project. #1. #2. Another try at getting a Congressional medal for suffragist Alice Paul. #1. #2. Alice Paul’s copy of Betty Friedan book. #1. #2. Margaret Thatcher and suffragettes in one breath. #1. #2. Susan B. Anthony birthplace attracting visitors. #1. #2. A pitch to visit the Susan B. Anthony House in NYS. #1. #2. Telling women’s stories at historic sites. #1. The importance of storytelling. #1.Women’s exhibit at New York State Capitol. #1. #2.
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This month, April, we’re featuring the anniversary of a large 1911 protest in New York City in response to the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. There’s a new children’s book on the subject of garment workers, plus an opportunity to watch the great PBS documentary about the Triangle fire that makes the link between the suffrage and labor movements.
What does the word “suffragist” mean? #1. #2. You might want to send on this link to someone you know.
Photos from the 2013 suffrage centennial parade march. #1. 2013 suffrage centennial parade video in Washington, DC. Suffrage hikers in 1913 remembered by another march in 2013. #1. #2.
New York History and Olivia Twine‘s overview of the dialogue with Susan B. Anthony and Matilda Joslyn Gage. See photo left, on stage at the Rosendale Theatre. Other event coverage includes: Preview of the program. New Paltz, NY blog highlights. Program sponsored by Votes for Women 2020, the Susan B. Anthony House, and the Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation.
I’m playing catch up on news notes from all over: Lessons from the suffrage movement for our times. #1. #2. Quotes from suffrage activists that are still relevant today. #1. #2. The role of Tennessee in the movement. #1. The Susan B. Anthony Project and survivors of sexual and domestic abuse. #1. #2. State celebration of the ratification of the 19th amendment. #1. #2. Colorado suffrage history. #1. #2. Caroler figurine. #1. #2. Satire: why men shouldn’t vote. #1. #2. Susan B. Anthony legacy. #1. Reflections on Betty Friedan and the significance of her groundbreaking book. #1. Putting Carole King together with suffrage. #1. #2. Women in political office: The Iron Mother. #1. #2. The Irish teapot suffrage gift. #1. #2. Remembering suffragist Emily Howand. #1.
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Women’s History Month means that it has been a busy and active month for suffrage buffs. Also, the suffrage centennial parade march and events the first week in March has had the digital circuits buzzing. Start with the suffrage parade in Washington, DC. Link #1. Link #2. The 1913 march that made history. Link #1. Link #2. Ms. Magazine coverage of suffrage parade. Link #1. Link #2. ”Brimstone, Booze, and the Ballot” is launched by Susan B. Anthony House, The Matilda Joslyn Gage Foundation, and Votes for Women 2020: Link #1. Link #2.
Tribute to Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, Alice Stevens. LINK. Alice Paul given her due. Link #1. Link #2. A Congressional Medal for Alice Paul? Link #1. Link #2. Fashions at the time of the suffrage movement. Link #1. Link #2. Women and anti-lynching campaigns. Link #1. Link #2. Women’s e-news. Link #1. Link #2. Suffrage Map. Link #1. Link #2. Vision 2020. Link #1. Link #2. Black women’s history. Link #1. Link #2. Will there ever be an end to Women’s History Month? Link #1. Link #2. Smithsonian document dive. Link #1. Link #2. Birthdays and special dates from women’s history from the National Women’s History Project. LINK. Votes for Women 2020′s web site and blog. Link #1. Link #2.
Masterpiece Theatre fans of “Downton Abbey” might like the suffrage angle on the “Mr. Selfridge” TV series that starts March 31st. Link #1. Link #2. Kudos for Inez Mulholland. Link #1. Link #2. Oxfam’s reports on top corporations’ record on women. LINK. Photos from Anthony luncheon. Link #1. Link #2. Women underrepresented in politics. Link #1. Link #2. Safiya Bandele’s new multi-media presentation on suffragist and activist Ida B. Wells. LINK.
The quilt project representing women’s rights. Link #1. Link #2. The Constitution Center during Women’s History Month. Link #1. Point of view on Presidential Proclamation for Women’s History Month. Link #1. Concern about problem of sexual slavery. Link #1. Link #2. Reproductive freedom. Link #1. Link #2.
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Wondering about these people sitting on Grandmother Edna Kearns’ suffrage wagon? L to R: My sister Winnie Culp, me at age 14, my George School friend Madge Passmore, my mother Wilma, and Grandfather Wilmer Kearns. It’s the time of the month for Suffrage Wagon news notes, and now –a special thanks to everyone who participated in One Billion Rising with us on February 14th. Here’s the report on the ongoing initiative. LINK.
News Notes: Masterpiece Theatre program, “Mr. Selfridge,” deals with shopping and suffrage. LINK. See also. LINK. Hundreds celebrate Susan B. Anthony’s birthday at special birthday luncheon. Link #1. Link #2. Friendship with suffragist Alice Paul noted as significant. Link #1. Link #2. A reminder about the 1913 suffrage parade centennial in Washington, DC the weekend of March 1-3, 2013 during Women’s History Month. LINK. Maryland state legislature commemorates 1913 suffrage parade. Link #1. Link #2. Video page link for “Women Suffrage March in Maryland General Assembly. Remembering Gerda Lerner and her contributions to women’s history. Link #1. Link #2. The controversy surrounding free love. Link #1. Link #2. Another call to repeal the 19th amendment. Link #1. Link #2. Promoting tourism in NYS through history. Link #1. Link #2. Innovative promotion of history. LINK. The suffrage quilt lives on. LINK. Suffrage and super bowls. LINK. Kickstarter campaign for feature film about Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. Link #1. Link #2. Regional Emmy for suffrage video “Bad Romance.” LINK.
The Sallie Bingham Center for Women’s History and Culture announces the availability of Mary Lily Research Grants for research travel to use its collections: LINK. Grants are available to any faculty member, graduate or
undergraduate student, or independent scholar with a research project
requiring the use of women’s history materials held by the Sallie Bingham
Center. March 29, 2013 is the deadline.
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Women’s History Month in March 2013 is off to a great start with a suffrage centennial celebration in Washington, DC. For more information. Yeah!!! Sign up for email updates as the event approaches. LINK.
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New York needs to connect history with public policy. LINK. DAR suffrage exhibit in Washington, DC during March. LINK. Open letter to the women of Seneca Falls. LINK. PDF. A transgender woman visits the Susan B. Anthony House to learn more about what it means to be a woman. LINK.
Did Susan B. Anthony oppose abortion? Interview with Deborah Hughes, executive director of Susan B. Anthony House. LINK. More Votes for Women quilt design updates. LINK. PDF. The Catholic church and its suffrage history. LINK. PDF. The franchise in Egypt today. LINK. PDF. Young Canadian woman in politics. LINK. PDF.
In the event you missed some of January 2013′s special Suffrage Wagon features –here they are: The strange story of the Governor’s wife –video and story. LINK. Suffrage icon Joan of Arc. LINK. Special tribute to suffrage leader Alice Paul on her January 11th birthday. LINK. Author Ken Florey’s special features on suffrage tea memorabilia. LINK #1. LINK #2.
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The shooting tragedy at a Connecticut elementary school demonstrates the urgent need for a heart-based way of all of us moving forward together. Which brings up an essential question: “Who are we?” How do we define ourselves, our relationship to each other and the planet? I’ve been listening to a Heartmath webinar this morning on this very question and the critical need to translate this into a global approach. As the end of 2012 approaches, I’m delving deeper into Grandmother Edna Kearns and researching her life more completely as a way to share her life, stories, and how this can inform us today. You’d think suffrage news would take a nose dive after the 2012 presidential election. Not so.
The Votes for Women quilt project continues. Link #1. Point of view about how suffrage history isn’t taught well in schools. Link #2. PDF. College program about Strong Women/Strong Girls. Link #3. 106-year-old suffragist dies in Georgia. Link #4. History database. Link #5. Suffragette autograph album to be auctioned in UK. Link #6. Link #6a. Suffrage wagon seen by thousands at New York State Capitol in 2012. LINK.
Reunion of abolitionist families, after all these years. Link #7. Link #7a. ”Woman and Her Sphere” is a site rich in suffrage content. Link #8. Link #8a. New book on the year 1775 in the American Revolution puts the “Spirit of 1776″ in a different context. Link #9. Link #9a. Celebrate our third birthday with us.
Performer Pete Seeger reflects on a lifetime of activism in new book and advises activists to stick together until the issue is won. Link #10. Link #10a. Forum on LGBT history. Link #11. Link #11a. ”Remember the Ladies” is women’s history exhibit in Dallas. Link #12. Link #12a. Statue of Liberty remains closed. Link #13. Link #13a. Hurricane Sandy puts stress on digital archives. Link #14. Link #14a.
Filmmaker Ken Burns receives award for historical documentaries. His documentary on Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony is still a classic. Link #15. Link #15a. Emma Goldman wasn’t convinced voting was a good idea, but for different reasons than the “antis.” Link #16. Link #16a. Christmas in former years. Link #17. Link #17a. Fox Op-Ed commentator says it’s women’s nature to be dominated by men. Link #18. Link #18a. Oldest American recently passed on had voted on a regular basis during her life. Link #19. Link #19a. Exhibit in MA. Link #20. Link #20a. Women’s suffrage wins over screening audience. Link #21. Link #21a. Argument about the genius of women, or lack of it. Link #22. Link #22a. Why should there be a Girl Museum? Link #23. Link #23a.
SOME LAST-MINUTE NEWS NOTES: A solo woman hasn’t made the cover of Time for the past 26 years. LINK. Women’s history 2012 highlights from Chick History. LINK.
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Big wins for women in 2012 election. LINK PDF See also: LINK Sign a petition designating a federal holiday to honor our suffrage ancestors. LINK. PDF. The election is over and women have made a mark on the landscape. Slide show of 92 years of women voting. LINK.
It has been quite a year. Women rising in all sorts of ways and in different directions. This weekend “Sister Giant” held an important conference in Los Angeles with an estimated 1,000 people in attendance and many more participating with streaming coverage.
I’ve been digging into Grandmother Edna’s stories. Reading her columns and the documentation of her suffrage organizing on Long Island and New York City has me submerged. When I come up for air — the story of Grandmother Edna Kearns continues. Yeah! Carry on!
The subject of suffrage won’t go away in the here and now. There’s plenty to consider in this news notes roundup. Seneca Falls Dialogues held in late October. LINK. PDF. Malala: the tragic case that reminds of serious work still to be done! LINK. PDF. One woman who opposes women voting today. LINK PDF.
“American Suffragist in Africa” was a three-lecture course at the University of Cape Town about Rebecca Hourwich Reyher (1897-1987). Link #1.Link#1a. Update on UK women’s library. Link #2. Women’s history digital library is live. Link #3. Link #3a. Digital collection of women’s posters from the Center for Women’s Global Leadership. Link #4. Link #4a. Primary source digital collections for women’s history. Link #5. Chapel that was key to suffrage movement. Link #6. Link #6a.
More on the suffrage quilt project. Link #7. Link #7a. Minnie Fisher Cunningham collection. Link #8. Link #8a. First woman to run for U.S. President. Link #9. Link #9a. Question as to why more women don’t run for public office. Link #10. Link #10a. Commentary about women as decoration in the past. Link #11. Link 11a. There’s nothing like the persistence of Bruce Dearstyne who’s holding New York State’s feet to the fire. See blog posting in New York History where Dearstyne poses provocative questions about New York’s commitment to its history.
Controversy about study claiming that women vote with their hormones. Link #12. Link #12a. A survey of women in advertising. Link #13. Link #13a. Important women’s suffrage lecture in Oregon. Link #14. Link #14a. Teaching accomplished women in college courses. Link #15. Link #15a. Seneca Falls Dialogues. Link #16. Link #16a. Importance of woman moderator at second presidential candidate debate. Link #17. Link #17a. Teaching about the suffrage movement can get sticky in Texas –review of a documentary. Link #18. Link #18a. Nominations for NYS women of history. Link #19. Link #19a. Writer Alice Walker has a new poem about “Democratic Womanism.” LINK. The Statue of Liberty is closed indefinitely in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. LINK. PDF.
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Update on Alice Paul coin; October trip to Gage House in Fayetteville, NY; UK women’s library saved; suffrage character on UK television noted; Bryn Mawr College award in honor of suffragist activists; locals celebrate suffrage history; suffrage supporter Frederick Douglass’ statue moved; obituary for suffragist; find out about memorabilia for suffrage movement; concern over voter suppression; commentary about voting restrictions; uppity view about suffering suffrage; find out dates in October that are significant in women’s history from the National Women’s History Project. Suffrage centennial in Arizona: Link #1, Link #2; college student op-ed; rally against ID laws; Alice Paul dramatization; Texas suffrage event; comment on First Lady speech; Geeenwich, NY history blog has suffrage angle; voting in Washington State.
Here we go on a great ride through suffrage news notes from all over:
Suffrage inspires high-end Paris fashionable clothing styles; designer supports freedom fashions; Documentary underway about the life of women’s history pioneer Gerta Lerner; the big picture for women globally; suffrage parade in San Diego; the votes of single women; Quebec women won vote in 1944; movement called Sluts Vote; a reminder about how primary documents teach; new historical suffrage marker in Oregon; Irish suffrage jewelry; a North Dakota editor speaks her mind; presidential site has suffrage exhibit; Schlesinger Library has new digital suffrage poster collection; political parties push for women’s votes; unique project featuring Susan B. Anthony’s quilt made when she was young; Suffrage storyteller makes history come alive; Amelia Bloomer historic marker; University of Rochester new important digital historic archive.
New Zealand is the first country in the world for women to vote. September is the 199th anniversary. This short video, below, shows the awareness of the New Zealanders of their accomplishment and the recognition that women in many parts of the world remain disenfranchised and worse.
News clips from New Zealand: Link #1, Link #2, Link #3, Link #4, Link #5
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New video about the Republicans and Democrats and their appeals to women voters.
The New Organizing Institute has resources and training for linking voting to leadership. Check out their activist toolbox. Our suffragist ancestors struggled for the right to vote. Now, use it!
See video clip about women’s suffrage parade in San Diego!
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Video about voting with slam poet Carlos Andrés Gómez who cites suffragist Alice Paul in an overview of voting rights:
Poster above: From Library of Congress.
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