Meet at the Suffrage Wagon Cafe, a great place for conversations and programs. Suffrage Wagon Cafe opened on SWAN Day during Women's History Month in 2015. It has been going strong ever since. We couldn't have predicted the interest in the women's suffrage movement and the long and difficult struggle to win voting rights for women. It simply wasn't taught in school.
Or if it was, the topic was breezed over quickly with the teacher doing little more than mentioning Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton. That's why we started Suffrage Wagon Cafe as a way to get the information out there about this fabulous time in American history.
Suffrage Wagon Cafe is a special feature of Suffrage Wagon News Channel, a multi-media platform with news and views of the women's suffrage movement. Marguerite Kearns is host of Suffrage Wagon Cafe. The cafe programs include film, music, lectures, and discussions.
Find out the real story behind the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. It wasn't a slam dunk, and it was dynamic and radical in its time. SuffrageWagon.org was inspired by the "Spirit of 1776" suffrage campaign wagon used by suffragist Edna Kearns in New York State. The wagon is today in the collection of the New York State Museum. It will be on display in 2017, the state's suffrage centennial celebration. The year 2020 is when American women will have been voting for 100 years. Stay tuned for updates on the 2020 Votes for Women national centennial.
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