The Women’s Rights movement has been my subject for the past two years. People are more aware than ever of the long and difficult time associated with winning votes for women, here and around the world. Last summer I worked on an initiative to celebrate the centennial of the first journey of the “Spirit of 1776″ suffrage wagon, and was part of a delegation that went to Albany for a press conference that included those who were responsible for this special recognition.
Marguerite Kearns and I took the Suffrage Wagon on the road again last September with a blogging tour of the “cradle” of the women’s rights movement in upstate New York. We recently posted reports of the unveiling of the new statue of Sojourner Truth in Port Ewen, NY and of our trips to Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s hometown and to the home of Matilda Joslyn Gage. (See links to these reports on the home page.) We also reported on a visit to the Women’s Rights National Park in Seneca Falls, the Harriet Tubman house in Auburn, the Susan B. Anthony’s home in Rochester, and a historic Quaker meeting house that’s being restored in Victor. You may be surprised when you see where we end up!
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