The extensive suffrage organizing of Long Island started in 1912 and continued until the passage of the 19th amendment to the US Constitution that extended the franchise to American women. The Long Island grassroots organizing included the use of a suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Kearns that was presented to the New York State Woman Suffrage Association in July of 1913.. Suffragist Rosalie Jones also used a yellow wagon in her campaign work and with Elisabeth Freeman when they went to Ohio to campaign for Votes for Women. Subscribe to Suffrage Wagon for more videos of the Votes for Women movement. Marguerite Kearns is an author, an activist, and a multimedia artist. margueritekearns.com
These photos are from the Library of Congress and the archives of Edna Buckman Kearns. Music adapted from a vintage suffrage movement song. Suffrage Wagon videos, with help from the Puffin Foundation.
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Maraguerite Kearns is an author, activist, and multimedia artist. margueritekearns.com