Highlights of Womens Suffrage

“Votes for Women Trail: Federal Legislation Needed Now,” by Olivia Twine and Marguerite Kearns. New York History, December 2013.

“Dear Santa: All we want for Xmas is a Women’s History Trail,” by Marguerite Kearns and Olivia Twine. New York History, December 2013.

“‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ in Seneca Falls, New York,” by Marguerite Kearns and Olivia Twine, New York History, December 2013.

“Harriet Tubman and the Projected National Park” by Olivia Twine and Marguerite Kearns, New York History, November 2013.

“The Politics of Harriet Tubman and Barack Obama” by Olivia Twine and Marguerite Kearns, New York History, November 2013.

“Can the Women’s Rights Trail Become Reality?”  by Marguerite Kearns and Olivia Twine, New York History, October 2013.

“Fayetteville, NY: Gage Center,” by Olivia Twine and Marguerite Kearns, New York History, October 2013.

In Johnstown, NY: “Hopes for Votes for Womens Trail Funding,” by Olivia Twine and Marguerite Kearns, New York History, September 2013.

“A Report from the Sojourner Truth Statue Unveiling,” by Olivia Twine, New York History, September 2013.

“An unlikely witness to suffrage movement in Rochester,” New York History, by Olivia Twine. September 2013.

“‘Spirit of 1776 Wagon’ Recognized by Legislative Resolution,” by Olivia Twine, New York History, July 2013.

“Suffrage and Global Citizenship,” by Olivia Twine. New York History. June 2013.

Brimstone, Booze and the Ballot: Susan B. Anthony vs. Matilda Joslyn Gage,” by Olivia Twine, New York History. March 2013.


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HISTORY NEWS

 Overview of womenssuffrage.org

The recent Celebration of Women’s Voices writers conference at Historic Hugeunot Street was an informative, eye-opening encounter with writers from the blogosphere. The presenters confirmed the facts of blogging life and offered a plethora of helpful resources.

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A campaign poster: Votes for Mother

A campaign poster from 1917 (reproduced in the 2014 Woman’s Suffrage Calendar) brings to mind the “eternal vigilance” requirement of freedom. “The lack of direct political influence constitutes a powerful reason why women’s wages have been kept to a minimum,” stated the late Hon. Carroll D. Wright, Commissioner of Labor.


Meanwhile, today the population of homeless elderly women is imploding, according to an article by Rose Aquilar in The Nation. See Old, Female and Homeless.

 

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Olivia’s Cabinet

 

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The 2014 Woman’s Suffrage Calendar produced by the Howland Stone Store Museum presents striking examples of  brilliant “visual rhetoric” used to get woman’s message across during the early 20th century. Let’s continue to remind Governor Cuomo of the importance of New York State’s upcoming 2017 Women’s Suffrage Centennial. Time flies. (Imagine a flying clock.)

In 2013  I participated in the centennial parade in Washington, D.C.. Among the celebrants, a sea of sorority sisters, dressed in red……

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Currently, we’re studying a historic Quaker Meeting House that’s being restored in Farmington.  http://farmingtonmeetinghouse.org  There’s much more to learn as we study women’s heritage trails and obstacles on the paths.

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