Young people today are discovering the activists of their grandparents' and great grandparents' generation. When we understand the sacrifices of others before us, we can appreciate the rights we have today and the importance of protecting them. The suffrage movement was a major nonviolent movement for social change that has not received the attention it deserves. Find out more and pass the word. We stand on strong shoulders. Celebrate women's freedom to vote.
Edna Buckman Kearns (1882-1934) was a suffrage activist on Long Island and New York City. Her suffrage campaign wagon is in the New York State Museum in Albany, NY and it is the inspiration for a news channel about the suffrage movement and how it inspires people today to make necessary change in our world. This video (less than a minute) is part of the collection of Suffrage Wagon News Channel. Music by Kevin MacLoud.
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