So, tell us about your suffragist grandmother, Edna Kearns . . .

There’s nothing like a newspaper article of the period that reveals character. I found this article in the Nassau Post published on July 16, 1915 describing a Long Island suffrage parade. Edna Kearns is identified as the campaign press chair (second campaign district) and the way in which she addressed the crowd is noted. The reporter stated that she expressed herself in “her usual quiet yet forceful manner.” It’s brief and to the point. And the point goes a long way. Here’s suffragist Edna Kearns at her home office in Rockville Centre, NY, the headquarters from where she organized Long Island and the NYC area for Votes for Women. More about suffragist Edna Kearns.

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6 responses to “So, tell us about your suffragist grandmother, Edna Kearns . . .

  1. I wish I had discovered Suffrage Wagon News Channel sooner.

  2. You look like her in that photo. xolei

    Date: Mon, 3 Sep 2012 16:35:43 +0000 To: isaacslei@hotmail.com

  3. Gooooooood writing.

  4. I know what my grandmother was like, but I can say for sure that no newspaper ever wrote about her like this.

  5. I love the grandmother.

  6. I love the human interest way of seeing things.

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