The Historical Society of Woodstock is is hosting an online presentation by author and women’s rights activist Marguerite Culp Kearns on October 14, 2021 from 4-5:30 pm.
Kearns will discuss her richly illustrated memoir, An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights (SUNY Press, 2021), in which she describes how social justice activism in one generation her family influenced four other generations.
Her grandmother, Edna, used a horse drawn wagon to campaign for votes-for-women in New York State during the early years of the 20th century.
“Many activists today can trace their roots to previous generations who set aside daily concerns to participate in the largest non-violent social revolution in US history,” said Culp-Kearns. “Marching has been very influential. Now it’s time to shift
This Zoom event, Passing the Women’s Rights Torch to the Next Generation, includes the premiere showing of a short video Culp-Kearns produced with filmmaker Barton Friedman.
To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org and write “women’s rights” in the subject line. You will receive a Zoom link by email prior to the event.
A recording of the event and the video will be posted later on the Historical Society website.
The event is part of the Historical Society of Woodstock’s year-long celebration commemorating the ratification of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution recognizing women’s right to vote in 1920. The celebration series, including the live exhibition Standing on Their Shoulders: 101 Years of Voting and Still Marching for Women’s Rights (open Fridays and Saturdays from 1-5 pm though Oct. 24, 2021 at 20 Comeau Drive) is funded by a grant from Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.