This quick sketch of snapshots from the life of Edna Buckman Kearns goes from childhood through Votes for Women or suffrage activism in New York City. Edna is best known for her suffrage campaign wagon, the "Spirit of 1776" that was used for suffrage organizing in New York City and Long Island. Suffrage Wagon News Channel celebrates women's freedom to vote. What to know more about how the 19th amendment to the US Constitution came to be? It involved long and difficult work from the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848 through to 1920 with the Susan B. Anthony amendment. Women voters today owe much to the tens of thousands of suffrage activists like Edna Kearns. Music: Kevin MacLeod. Images from the collection of Edna Kearns. Suffrage Wagon videos, with help from the Puffin Foundation.
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