The original “Spirit of 1776” award-winning video is featured here during 2020. This year is the centennial of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution in 1920. Many young US women have never heard of the early women’s rights movement. This statistic isn’t as dreadful as it was a decade or even fifty years ago.
This is, in part, due to the widespread grassroots support of thousands of volunteers working around the clock in the background over the past decade. This upswing in awareness was not funded by corporations and government agencies but rather concerned, aware and astute individuals and nonprofits.
EARLY WOMEN’S RIGHTS MOVEMENT WAS DECENTRALIZED
The award-winning video, above (with song composed by Eighty Bug), honors Edna Buckman Kearns and the tens of thousands of diverse grassroots activists across the nation who we refer to as participants in the early women’s rights movement. There was no one single organization leading the pack, but many people acting toward a single goal in a very decentralized effort.
TENS OF THOUSANDS OF GRASSROOTS ACTIVISTS INVOLVED IN STRUGGLE
Tens of thousands of individuals, many whose names will never be known, participated in the long, difficult, and painful uphill struggle to win women’s voting rights. Finally, in 1920, the 19th Amendment was passed and ratified.
SUFFRAGE WAGON NEWS CHANNEL OPENS 2ND HEADQUARTERS
Find out more at Suffrage Wagon News Channel, the news outlet that has been publishing since 2009. The channel opened a news bureau on The Moon in May of 2020 after the US government propelled two men into space. This coincided with the announcement that the US led the world in the number of Covid-19 deaths.
The channel’s sister site, SuffrageCentennials.com, has been publishing since 2013.