In 1913 a suffrage wagon began its journey from 108 Madison Avenue in Manhattan to Long Island to begin a month of intensive campaigning for Votes for Women. New York State won the vote in 1917, after one failed campaign in 1915. The suffrage campaign wagon featured in this video is a reminder of the extensive grassroots activism that was involved in winning Votes for Women.
Did you know that tens of thousands of Votes for Women activists across the nation organized in their communities, as well as on the state and national level. Perhaps your grandmother or great grandmother, or someone in your family was involved? This important part of American history hasn't been given its due, but this is changing. Take a minute (literally a minute) to look at this fun and playful video.
One hundred years ago this suffrage campaign wagon started out on its journey to organize Long Island in New York State. The wagon also was used in New York City suffrage parades and for special events. This suffrage campaign wagon used by suffrage activist Edna Buckman Kearns is in the collection of the New York State Museum in Albany, New York. Subscribe to Suffrage Wagon News Channel to find out when it is on exhibit. Find out how the 19th amendment came to be. Put upcoming suffrage centennials, such as Votes for Women 2020, on your calendar. Follow women voters, then and now. Make young people aware of their marvelous history. The suffrage movement was more than Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.
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