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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 Kearns, husband of Edna Kearns, is highlighted on SuffrageWagon.org.
Those interested in communicating about the 2020 votes for women national centennial will find this subject matter relevant and fascinating—and with Wilmer Kearns there is a personal angle. Ask Marguerite Kearns for a quote about her grandfather, Wilmer Kearns.
LetsRockTheCradle.com started as a blogging tour of the “Cradle” of the women’s rights movement in the US. It’s located in the Finger lakes region of New York State. Visit Seneca Falls, NY, and don’t miss seeing the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House in Rochester. There’s an interactive museum in Fayetteville, NY that highlights Matilda Joslyn Gage. Plus Native American living history demonstrations, and more.
Now, LetsRockTheCradle is an information resource for communicators, writers, editors, photographers, bloggers, and educators about the national 2020 votes for women centennial, an observance of 100 years of US women voting and the importance of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution.