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Published on May 7, 2013
Snapshots from the photo album of suffragist Edna Buckman Kearns. A women's suffrage and centennial special. Edna Kearns is best remembered for her suffrage campaign wagon, the "Spirit of 1776" that was used for organizing, parades, and special events. On June 18, 2013 the New York State Legislature designated July 1, 2013 as the "Spirit of 1776" Wagon Day in New York. Follow the news channel for the featured suffrage centennial and other suffrage events.
Suffrage Wagon News Channel celebrates women's freedom to vote. Subscribe for news and stories of the suffrage movement. Find out more about how the 19th amendment came to be won. Women voters owe a great deal to the suffrage activists. Votes for Women and suffrage centennials also celebrate this extraordinary civil rights movement. Build links between the past, present, and the future.
Music: Kevin MacLeod. Photos from the collection of Edna Buckman Kearns. Suffrage Wagon videos, with help from the Puffin Foundation.