News notes, videos, & women’s suffrage celebrations

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We’ve come a long way since the Suffrage Wagon News Channel started publishing in 2009. Back then, articles about the women’s suffrage movement were few and far between. Now, there’s so much going on, it’s difficult to keep up with the events, news articles, conferences, and celebrations. The State of New York has gone viral in promoting its suffrage centennial in 2017 with videos and web postings.

Even Vogue magazine is in the act discussing colors the suffrage activists wore (white with accenting colors). This trend started with Hillary Clinton wearing white during her presidential campaign, followed by Congressional women. In all instances the women’s suffrage movement was cited. African-American women’s activism history is being dragged out of the forgotten history. Nashville, Tennessee has renamed a street as Anne Dallas Dudley Boulevard. And there’s much more.

FOLLOWING THE TRENDS, NEWS, EVENTS & CELEBRATIONS

Here at Suffrage Wagon News Channel we follow the trends and highlight the suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Buckman Kearns. It was on exhibit in 2010 at the New York State Museum as well as the New York State Capitol building in 2012. Now during 2017, the “Spirit of 1776” was displayed during March at the State Capitol. It is now at the state museum in Albany, NY to bring attention to the women’s exhibit opening on November 4, 2017 and running until May 2018 when the wagon will be part of a much larger exhibition.

Here at Suffrage Wagon Cafe, we’re making available a video of years ago informing readers and viewers about a Kickstarter campaign we sponsored to raise money for our suffrage video educational program.

Over the years, the “Spirit of 1776” wagon, everyone associated with it, and the wagon’s fans have been the focus of articles and features in publications across the nation. Our digital quarterly newsletter subscription list has grown. We circulate news on social media. And the number of videos to promote the wagon and the news channel is growing, thanks to a seed grant from the Puffin Foundation. Celebrate women’s freedom to vote by following the suffrage wagon.

SUFFRAGE WAGON NEWS NOTES:

Safiya Bandele will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award on May 19, 2017 at a fundraiser for the Magnolia Tree Earth Center. Bandele was a Medgar Evers College professor and director of the college’s Center for Women’s Development until her retirement after more than three decades. “Oldies but Goodies for the Magnolia Tree Earth Center” is the event scheduled for the Brooklyn Masonic Temple. The Magnolia Tree Earth Center of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Inc. was founded in 1972 by Hattie Carthan, a resident of Bedford-Stuyvesant, who was among the nation’s first African-American community-based ecology activists.

Bandele is available for performances honoring the life of suffrage activist Ida B. Wells. Tickets to the event are $50. Order through the website, magnoliatreeearthcenter.com.

The Alice Paul Institute in Mt. Laurel, NJ (128 Hooton Road) is presenting an introduction to feminism on Saturday, May 13, 2017 at 2 p.m.—$5 or free with tour admission to Paulsdale, the home of suffrage activist Alice Paul. Their leaflet describes the program: “What do feminists want? Don’t women in the U.S. have it better than women  in other parts of the world? Learn about the issues that affect American women today and how women are trying to solve them.” Kris Myers will present.

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SUFFRAGE RALLY REENACTMENT TO COMMEMORATE NYS WOMAN SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL

The Glens Falls Area Suffrage Centennial Committee presents a suffrage rally reenactment to commemorate the 2017 state suffrage centennial to be performed in Glens Falls, NY on Sunday, May 7, 2017 from 1-3 p,m. at the gazebo in City Park. This event is free and open to the public. The rally will reenact the history of the campaign for women’s voting rights through historical speeches, letters, and songs. Featured will be national figures such as Susan B. Anthony, Inez Milholland, and Carrie Chapman Catt, all of which had local ties. Those opposed to women voting are part of the program. Glens Falls Art will be on hand to demonstrate period photography, and tintypes will be available, weather permitting.

In 1917, New York State became the twelfth, and only eastern state to grant full voting rights to women. The Glens Falls Area Suffrage Centennial Committee consists of the Crandall Public Library, Chapman Historical Museum, Warren County Historical Society, as well as individuals and institutions interested in women’s history. The rain location will be the Christine L. McDonald Community Room at Crandall Public Library at the same date and time. For more information, contact Tisha Dolton at (518) 792-6508 x256, visit the Facebook page: facebook.com/CelebratingSuffrageInGreaterGlensFallsNY/, or Twitter @GFGwichSuffrage.

The New York State Museum has created a six-panel traveling exhibition based on the larger Votes for Women exhibition that opens November 4, 2017 at the state museum in Albany, NY. Check with the following venues to see when the Votes for Women panel exhibition will be on view at venues throughout NYS: Albany City Hall, Clinton Historical Society, Cortland County Historical Society, Eastville Community Historical Society, Geneva Historical Society, Katonah Village Library, Lorenzo State Historic Site, National Susan B. Anthony Museum & House, New York State Fair, Niagara County Historical Society, The History Center, and Seneca Falls Historical Society.

CULTURAL HERITAGE TOURISM SPRING CONFERENCE

June 7, 2017 is the date for the New York Cultural Heritage Tourism Network’s spring conference “Developing Strategic Organizational Sustainability” at Colgate University from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program is designed for organizations, businesses and private sector interests to become active participants in their communities through regional economic development.

“FROM PURPLE SASHES TO PINK HATS”—FUNDRAISER FOR TURNING POINT SUFFRAGIST MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION

For those in the Washington, DC area, set aside Sunday, June 11, 2017 from 5 to 9 p.m. for a special event at the Westwood Country Club, 800 Maple Ave. East, Vienna, Va. 22180. The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association will be hosting a cocktail reception, dinner, silent auction and reading of the play “Take Up the Song” written by John Tepper Marlin. The production traces the early years of the suffrage movement. StageCoach Theater Company is producing the show. Musical entertainment will be provided by the community women’s chorus, Capital Harmonia. Individual tickets are $150. Black tie and suffrage attire optional. For more information: pwirth@suffragistmemorial.org

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Seneca Falls & Long Island: Destinations during New York’s 2017 suffrage centennial!

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HISTORIC MARKERS IN NEW YORK STATE: Long Island, New York has been busy during the state’s 2017 suffrage centennial. One upcoming event is the recognition of the installation of a historic marker honoring Lillian Devere, suffrage activist from Lake Ronkonkoma on Saturday, May 13, 2017, 11 a.m. at the American Legion 155, 115 Church Street, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY. A William G. Pomeroy Foundation Marker will be permanently placed at the American Legion Post #155 to honor Devere under the auspices of the Lake Ronkonkoma Heritage Association. This is one of over 300 historic markers the Pomeroy Foundation has funded in New York State.

The American Association of University Women, the Islip area branch, established the location of the start of a proposed Long Island suffrage trail. On April 1, 2017, AAUW Vice-President  Nancy Mion welcomed AAUW members, local dignitaries and Coline Jenkins, great-great-granddaughter of Elizabeth Cady Stanton to the festivities at the Shoreham Village Hall to celebrate.

 

 

 

Celebrate women’s freedom to vote at Suffrage Wagon News Channel. 

News & centennial events at SuffrageCentennials.com 

Suffrage Wagon News Channel has been publishing since 2009.

Information about Edna Buckman Kearns.

Suffrage centennial events news notes, plus new annual theme for National Women’s History Project

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The National Women’s History Project has announced its theme for National Women’s History Month 2018: “NEVERTHELESS THEY PERSISTED: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women.” The 2018 theme recognizes the intersecting forms of discrimination women have faced, and continue to face, throughout American history and celebrates the diverse women who have fought, and continue to fight, discrimination at all level and in all forms. Nominations should be emailed to nwhpnominations@gmail.com. Nomination will be accepted through May 20, 2017. Nomination form on the NWHP web site. The nominee’s contributions should be of national significance and her work should amount to more than a single act or accomplishment. Nominations of women from diverse backgrounds are encouraged. Nominations can be of both living and deceased women. For details, contact the NWHP.

IN OTHER NEWS: The Niagara Falls Underground Railroad Heritage Commission will present a program on April 27th: “The Extraordinary Harriet Tubman: From Slavery to Freedom and Beyond” by Dr. Judith Wellman at the Niagara Falls Amtrak Station in collaboration with the Association for a Buffalo Presidential Center, the Erie County Commission on the Status of Women, and the Niagara Falls National Heritage Area. The Trailblazing Women Speaker Series celebrates the centennial year of women’s suffrage in New York State.

May 4 to 7, 2017 is the Spring Writers Literary Festival in Ithaca, NY, a four-day festival the first weekend in May hosted by the Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County. Erica S. Brath Jennifer Cremerius, Rachel Dickinson, Barbara Mink, Liz Thompson, and hosts Stacey Murphy and Nora Snyder will present material from an anthology of writing related to women’s suffrage to be released in summer 2017. The anthology is a project of the Writers’ Block Party.

June 7, 2017 is the date for the New York Cultural Heritage Tourism Network’s spring conference “Developing Strategic Organizational Sustainability” at Colgate University from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program is designed for organizations, businesses and private sector interests to become active participants in their communities through regional economic development.

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Girl Scout women’s suffrage badge and suffrage centennial news notes

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New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul have announced a new Girl Scouts patch celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York. Women in NYS gained the right to vote in 1917, three years before the 19th Amendment granted voting rights to women across the United States. The patch program is a partnership between Girl Scouts councils and the New York State Women’s Suffrage Commission, chaired by Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul. All seven Girl Scouts councils in New York are participating in the patch program.

IN OTHER NEWS:

Nate Levin is one of the speakers in a “Women’s Suffrage Rally” in the City Park in Glens Falls, NY on Sunday, May 7. 2017. There will be speakers, re-enactors, music and tintypes. For more information: Tisha at 518-792-6508 x256.

The New York chapter of the American Association of University Women will hold their convention April 21 to 23 at the DoubleTree Hilton in Syracuse, NY. Speakers include Louise Bernikow and Susan Landino Burhans. The event is promoted as part of the state’s suffrage centennial in 2017.

U.S. President Obama didn’t award Inez Milholland (1886-1916) with a presidential citizens’ medal in 2016, the centennial observance of Milholland’s death. SuffrageCentennials.com was one of the many supporters of recognition for the nation’s suffrage martyr. For more information about Inez.

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“Women in Politics: Past, Present & Future” is a conference commemorating the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State. It will start on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the FDR Library in Hyde Park, N.Y. and continue on Saturday, April 22, at SUNY New Paltz (New Paltz, NY).

Remarks and keynotes will be delivered by U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, League of Women Voters Executive Director Wylecia Wiggs Harris, Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Editor Allida Black and Black Feminist author and activist Barbara Smith. Panels will address subjects such as the historical movement to win the vote in New  York State, how women have engaged in social and political movements since their enfranchisement, and the representative roles women fulfill today at the local, state and national levels.

“Women in Politics: Past, Present & Future” is a collaborative effort involving The Benjamin Center, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum, the New York State League of Women Voters, the Rockefeller Institute of Government with support from the College’s Department of History, Department of Political Science & International Relations, Department of Sociology and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program.

Tickets for Friday night at the FDR Library are limited: $75 includes a cocktail reception and dinner. Saturday-only registration is $35 and includes breakfast and lunch. The Saturday proceedings will be live-streamed at ruralfreetv.com. A post-conference workshop will be held for K-12 teachers’ curricular development.Suffrage Centennials