UPCOMING SPECIAL FEATURE FOR ROCKING THE CRADLE:
Linda McKenney’s article about becoming Susan B. Anthony will be published in two parts. Linda writes about herself and her journey to become Susan B. Anthony for purposes of educating people today about this American icon who worked with Elizabeth Cady Stanton for 50 years. Parts I and II will be published on August 9th and August 23rd (2018) on LetsRockTheCradle.com
LetsRockTheCradle is teaming up with Suffrage Wagon Cafe with cooking tips and recipes with votes for women endorsements … Cook books for fundraising were popular gifts and souvenirs, as well as favorites of activists and fundraisers for “the Cause.” The history of the first wave of women’s rights organizing has plenty of material still to discover as the 100th anniversary approaches when US women have been voting for 100 years.
TV RIGHTS FOR TENNESSEE SUFFRAGE STORY
The story of the first wave of the women’s rights movement is coming to television. It is a collaboration between Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television and Hillary Clinton to be based on Elaine Weiss’ book, “The Woman’s Hour,” which is about the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution in Nashville, TN.
Our history is complicated, and the 100th anniversary of women voting in the US is no exception. Activist women of all kinds worked their fingers to the bone in the abolitionist movement. They did the same in the suffrage movement, also known as the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the US.
The first wave consisted of hundreds of thousands of women, of all types, sizes, and backgrounds. It was a difficult collaboration of hundreds of groups and associations working for the same goal and in different ways. The entire story should be told. Join us in observing how the tale unfolds.
Support 2020 votes for women events, conferences, and special programs. Rock the cradle with us! LetsRockTheCradle supports August 26th becoming a national holiday.
LetsRockTheCradle.com is a public service provided to the news media, policy makers, citizens, and all those interested in the national suffrage centennial in 2020 that will celebrate the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the United States. LetsRockTheCradle.com started as a blogging tour of the Finger Lakes region of New York State in 2013 by Marguerite Kearns and Olivia Twine in order to bring to the attention of the public the long and difficult struggle for women to win voting rights and the urgent need for public education about this time in US history.