January is Hot Tea Month when we take a look at the connection between the first wave of women’s rights activism and food. Copies of published cookbooks are available free on the internet.  And Suffrage Wagon Cooking School features recipes and demonstrations to give more than a sampling of the importance of food and cookbooks as essential organizing tools for campaigning.

Voting Rights: The why of Suffrage Wagon Cooking School on Vimeo.

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.

4 thoughts on “Food and Activism went together during first wave of women’s rights

  1. Will the national politics overshadow the effort that went into the background? Not if the Cradle rockers have anything to do with it. Great idea.

  2. Food and activism. Sounds like pot lucks today are similar when activists get together for talk and treats.

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