This week on The Historians Podcast, Kimberly Hess discusses A Lesser Mortal: The Unexpected Life of Sarah Cochran (Books Fluent, 2021). Cochran lived in Pennsylvania and headed companies that processed coal and coke. A distant ancestor of Hess, Cochran advocated for women’s suffrage and was a philanthropist. [Read more…] about The Coal Queen of Western Pennsylvania
The final programs of the Black History in Upstate New York series created by Colgate University graduate and Upstate Institute Fellow Victoria Basulto will be posted online from August 23rd through 26th.
These short online programs highlight individuals, events, and places in Upstate New York central to movements like abolitionism, civil rights, and women’s suffrage movement. [Read more…] about Black History in Upstate New York Series Concluding
The Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership (CVNHP) has issued a new Suffrage Passport Stamp Card to mark the 101st anniversary of the 19th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, with which women finally received the right to vote. [Read more…] about New Passport Stamp Card Commemorates Women’s Suffrage
The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) will present Black History in Upstate New York programs, created by Colgate University graduate Victoria Basulto, beginning August 16th.
The daily programs will provide a combination of bite-sized informational videos and longer presentations by scholars on historical figures and places that emphasize the crucial role Black Americans have played in the history of Upstate New York. The events will be available on the Hall of Fame’s YouTube channel. [Read more…] about Black History in Upstate New York Programs Begin August 16th
This highlights edition of The Historians Podcast has excerpts from a dozen shows that were posted this year. Topics include the battle of Valcour, black separatist Marcus Garvey, Lady Bird Johnson, women’s suffrage, time travel, the history of deceit and more. [Read more…] about Aaron Burr, Marcus Garvey, Lady Bird Johnson & More (Historians Podcast)
The new documentary Floating Ideas: How the Erie Canal Helped Shape America is set to premier on WCNY-TV on June 29th at 9 pm. The half-hour documentary examines the spread of ideas along the Erie Canal with emphasis on women’s rights, suffrage, and the quest for social justice. [Read more…] about Documentary Explores Erie Canal’s Role in Shaping America
This week on The Historians Podcast the guest is Marguerite Kearns, author of Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights (SUNY Press, 2021). The book explores how Edna Buckman Kearns’s focus on women’s suffrage and world peace affected her family then and now. [Read more…] about Marguerite Kearns: Unfinished Women’s Rights Revolution (Podcast)
When the 19th Amendment was ratified in 1920, millions of Native American women still could not vote. The U.S. government did not recognize them as citizens. And if U.S. citizenship required renouncing tribal sovereignty, many Native women didn’t want it. But early-twentieth-century writer, composer, and activist Zitkála-Šá was determined to fight for both. [Read more…] about Layered Citizenship: Amended Podcast’s Final Episode
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