VIDEO: Men allies of women’s rights movement are getting more attention!

December 2, 2018

WATCH THE VIDEO: Need more men allies for 2020 votes for women centennial! on Vimeo. The role of men in the first wave of the women’s rights movement is a topic that’s receiving more attention, including a book from SUNY Press on what were known as “suffragents,” a work by Brooke Kroeger published in 2017. Wilmer […]

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Seneca Falls, NY— special programs, plus planning for National Voter Registration Day!

November 30, 2018

Communicators and freelancers—there is a six-part discussion series exploring the Declaration of Sentiments from 1848 to 2018. The December 1, 2018 program will present an overview of the planners and participants of the 1848 convention, review the convention schedule, and launch a discussion of the importance of the Seneca Falls, NY women’s convention in 1848. […]

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The first woman reporter on the moon! Video from LetsRockTheCradle!

November 29, 2018

The first woman reporter on the Moon! VIDEO on Vimeo. Find out about some myths concerning the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the US—also known as the women’s suffrage movement. Cradle rocking relies on Suffrage Wagon News Channel for updates and listings. Suffrage Wagon has been publishing since 2009. is a public […]

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National Historic Votes for Women trail! Donate to build web site. Plan for 2020 centennial!

November 25, 2018

National Votes for Women Trail – GoFundMe from NCWHS on Vimeo. Marguerite Kearns is the state representative for New Mexico, one of many across the nation working to bring the first wave of the women’s rights movement out into the open for a celebration in 2020. Help by donating to build a web site in […]

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Podcast series also highlights women’s history! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

November 22, 2018

HAPPY THANKSGIVING! We’ve been asked, “What does a ‘cradle’ have to do with 2020 and women’s rights?” We launched when visiting the “Cradle” of the women’s rights movement in the US in late 2013. The “Cradle” of the women’s rights movement in the United States is in the Finger Lakes region of New York […]

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Plan for August 26th—Women’s Equality Day—plus January, Hot Tea Month!

November 18, 2018

There is a campaign to make August 26th (Women’s Equality Day) a national holiday. Find out more at the National Women’s History Project that has renamed itself as the Women’s History Alliance. Hot Tea Month in January is an opportunity to remember the importance of tea gatherings during the first wave of the women’s rights […]

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Dolly Parton is a cradle rocker—Get an ad in the 2019 NWHP’s Gazette!

November 15, 2018

The National Women’s History Project has a newspaper issue about women and the suffrage movement. Order the Gazette.

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Appeal to help with the National Votes for Women Trail!

November 8, 2018

Appeal to get involved with the national votes for women trail.

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Meghan Markle rocks the cradle in New Zealand

November 5, 2018

The women of New Zealand were recognized for their 125 years of voting during the visit of Meghan Markle when she gave a speech acknowledging this remarkable achievement. NZ was the first to grant women the right to vote, and this came about extensive organizing on the ground. Hear her presentation: Don’t forget Hot Tea […]

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Five year birthday for LetsRockTheCradle! Plus bravo to NYS Cultural Heritage Network!

October 25, 2018

Five years ago in the fall of 2013, Olivia Twine and Marguerite Kearns set off on a blogging tour of the “Cradle” of the US women’s rights movement. The above image announced the trip. Marguerite and Olivia had only a general idea of where they were going and how they’d feel after five days on […]

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