Monthly Archives: June 2016

Free Inez Milholland film, plus news notes!

Marguerite Kearns of Suffrage Wagon News ChannelMore interest than ever in the women’s suffrage movement and upcoming events and celebrations. Check out the Facebook page for the “Celebrate the Vote Festival” in September 2016. Enter the 2020 WVCI Slogo Contest by June 30th and give the planning for the 2020 suffrage centennial a boost. The National Park Service is observing its centennial year during 2016. Find out what’s going on in Seneca Falls at the Women’s Rights National Historic Park from July 15 to July 18, 2016.

And here’s an opportunity to get a free film about Inez Milholland. Check out these two web sites: InezMilholland.org and InezMilhollandCentennial.com

Press Release Inez Milholland June 20 (13) (dragged)

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Carry on the “Spirit of 1776” on Vimeo.

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“Choose it and Use it” is a video reminding us of how the past is linked to what we do today and its impact on the future. Celebrate women’s freedom to vote.

The year 2016 is the centennial observance of America’s suffrage martyr, Inez Milholland. Follow our coverage!

“Mothers of Men” silent film restored

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Great news about the restoration of a silent movie that features the early women’s rights movement. The video below was the promo to spread the word about the restoration funding “Mothers of Men.” Now we have the update –the restoration has been completed.

Mothers of Men Trailer on Vimeo.

We have been following this project and are thrilled to hear that the newly-restored film “Mothers of Men” was featured in June 2016 at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival. “Mothers of Men” has its own web site that spells out the details. A longer article about the film gives more information.

James Mockoski, the restoration organizer, gave this exclusive to Suffrage Wagon News Channel: “This was a 20-year endeavor to restore this film, but my success was all to having a good team that involved the commitment of the San Francisco Silent Film Festival, Professor Shelley Stamp (expert in Women in Film), and local Santa Cruz historian Ross Eric Gibson. This team made it happen.

“The process took the support of  many people, but the major contributions came from Turner Classic Movies who wanted to support this film and be part of the national discussion that is going on now. Also we had the support of our community in Santa Cruz: the Museum of Art in History in Santa Cruz, The Santa Cruz History Forum, and the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County.”

Suffrage Wagon News Channel been publishing since 2009. Visit our archival library for columns, articles, news, views, trends, events and celebrations.
"Mothers of Men"The image to the left is from the restored women’s rights silent film, “Mothers of Men.” 

“Choose it and Use it” is a video reminding us of how the past is linked to what we do today and its impact on the future. Celebrate women’s freedom to vote.

The year 2016 is the centennial observance of America’s suffrage martyr, Inez Milholland. Follow our coverage!

This is the moment the early suffragist activists only dreamed about!

EdnaPoster8-10Suffrage activists like Edna Buckman Kearns imagined a day when a woman would run for president of the United States. The day has finally arrived! In the last few days we’ve seen words like “suffrage” and “Seneca Falls” heard by millions of Americans. It hasn’t been that long ago when people had no idea what the “suffrage movement” was all about.

Let’s take advantage of the opportunity and get busy being specific about how women weren’t “given” the vote. It took more than 70 years of uphill struggle. Since 2009, this blog has been inspired by the grassroots suffrage activism of Edna Buckman Kearns. She kicked up a fuss on Long Island and kept the newspapers filled with suffrage news. The content was ongoing and included connecting the dots between current events and the need for the vote by women at the turn of the 20th century. Edna said to women on Long Island and in New York City: You can’t have a baby without engaging in politics. And she raised eyebrows among other suffragist activists who believed that women shouldn’t venture outside their limited sphere by campaigning for the vote.

Mrs. Kearns raised her voice about the scandal at the Mineola Jail and ventured forth to say that women should take part in the community’s business. Just give them a chance, she said. When the newspapers carried the controversy, Edna defended herself from those on Long Island who claimed her Better Babies campaign was merely a “fad” and a ploy for “sensationalism.” Edna’s motivation? Mrs. Kearns made it clear that she was concerned that mothers didn’t have enough skills for mothering and so she vowed to set up parenting classes. Underlying her argument, of course, was the importance of women winning the right to vote.

For more information about Edna Kearns. For background about the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Kearns in the suffrage organizing campaigns in New York City and on Long Island. The wagon will be on exhibit at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY in 2017, the centennial of New York State women winning the right to vote.

Comment on the Suffrage Wagon blogFollow SuffrageCentennials.com for news and views about upcoming women’s suffrage centennial events and celebrations. 

“Choose it and Use it” is a video reminding us of how the past is linked to what we do today and its impact on the future. Celebrate women’s freedom to vote.