Marguerite Kearns started asking questions about her suffragist grandmother Edna Buckman Kearns when she was ten years old. She couldn’t understand why no photos of Edna were displayed in the home where she was raised. She realized later that family members hadn’t processed the grief of Edna’s death in 1934. They loved her, and reminders of family history, including photos, made the matter worse. [Read more…] about Author Asks: What Was The Suffrage Movement Really Like?
The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library in Glens Falls has announced the return of its Folklife After Hours Series with Songs Celebrating 100 Years of Votes for Women by Tisha Dolton, set for Monday, March 29th. [Read more…] about Songs Of The Women’s Suffrage Movement Watch Party Monday
In celebration of Women’s History Month, Peace Action New York State — one of the largest peace activist groups in New York — has announced a Virtual House Party on March 19th with author and activist Marguerite Kearns, who will discuss her soon-to-be-released book, An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights (SUNY Press; June, 2021). [Read more…] about Suffrage Virtual House Party With Marguerite Kearns
Born enslaved in Mississippi in 1862, Ida Bell Wells-Barnett dedicated her life to fighting for racial and gender equality. She was a journalist, suffragist, advocate of racial justice, and anti-lynching activist. [Read more…] about Trailblazing Women: Ida Bell Wells-Barnett
An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights (SUNY Press, coming in June 2021) covers the life of a reporter and activist during a tumultuous time in American history — the early women’s rights movement. [Read more…] about Suffragist Kearns Family Is Subject Of Forthcoming Book
The Women’s Rights National Historical Park and The Friends of Women’s Rights National Historical Park have announced the opening of Radical Optimism: The Enduring Power of the Women Who Won the Vote, a new exhibit at the Fall Street Visitor Center in Seneca Falls, NY. [Read more…] about Suffrage Centennial Exhibit Now on Display in Seneca Falls
Women’s Rights National Historical Park has announced the digital availability of a set of personal and business papers held by the Jane and Richard Hunt family.
The Hunt Family Papers include over 1,100 plans, contracts, essays, store records, and correspondence dating from 1828 to 1856. [Read more…] about Women’s Rights Park Offers Digital Collection of Hunt Papers
On March 25th, 1911, a fire swept through the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City, claiming the lives of 146 workers. Most of the victims were young immigrant women from Eastern and Southern Europe. In the wake of the fire, a group of women labor activists fought to ensure that the tragedy led to concrete change. [Read more…] about Amended Podcast: Embers and Activism
The William G. Pomeroy Foundation has announced that its Women’s Suffrage Marker nomination deadline has been extended to January 15th, 2021. [Read more…] about Opportunity to Honor Suffragists Extended
Kathryn Helene Starbuck was born in Saratoga Springs in 1887, only a few years after her father, Edgar Starbuck, had moved to town and purchased a department store on Broadway. Kathryn was a bright young girl and after graduating from Saratoga Springs High School went on to earn a degree from Vassar College in 1911.
In 1914, she became one of the first female graduates of Albany Law School and was admitted to the New York State Bar Association the following year. [Read more…] about Kathryn Starbuck: Saratoga Suffragist, Attorney, and Politician