I’ve been writing about the suffrage or Votes for Women movement for the past year and am filled with inspiration, energy and enthusiasm for the subject. People are more aware than ever of the long and difficult years associated with winning votes for women, here and around the world. This 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.
Now I thank you for helping Marguerite Kearns and me take the suffrage wagon on the road again 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.) Reports in progress include a visit to the Women’s Rights National Park in Seneca Falls, the Harriet Tubman house in Auburn, a visit to Susan B. Anthony’s home in Rochester, and a historic Quaker meeting house that’s being restored in Victor. You will be surprised when you see where we end up!
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