June 2021 is the publication date for a memoir and family history —An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights by Marguerite Kearns. SUNY Press. She is a freelance writer, women’s historian, and former teacher, activist, newspaper reporter and editor. She is working on her second book about her years living and working in Woodstock, NY during the two decades following the 1969 Woodstock Festival.
Marguerite is best known for her advocacy of the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon used for grassroots organizing by her grandmother, Edna Kearns, that is now in the collection of the New York State Museum in Albany, NY. The wagon will be on permanent exhibit after the state museum’s renovation is completed. The wagon was exhibited at the state museum in 2010, 2012, 2017-2018, and 2020. Exhibition information is updated at SuffrageWagon.org
“An Unfinished Revolution” is the story of how a social movement, the early women’s rights movement, impacted four generations in her family.
Marguerite started publishing Suffrage Wagon News Channel in 2009. The web platform focuses on the “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon, information about its exhibition at the NYS Museum, in addition to the life of her grandparents—Edna and Wilmer Kearns. She is writing about the wagon and her grandparents’ involvement in the early women’s rights movement in the US.
The web platform, SuffrageCentennials.com, highlights women’s rights 100-year celebrations, events, and related topics in the United States during 2020. It will follow present-day attempts to include the Equal Rights Amendment in the US Constitution. The year 2023 will be the 100th anniversary of the campaign to include the ERA in the US Constitution.
LetsRockTheCradle.com is a public service resource for communicators, journalists, editors, educators, bloggers, any and all interested in the 100th anniversary of women winning the right to vote after a 70+ year campaign.
InezMilholland.wordpress.com covers news about the US suffrage martyr, Inez Milholland. Marguerite Kearns and Robert R.J. Cooney Jr. were co-chairs of the 100th anniversary of Milholland’s death in 2016 under the sponsorship of the National Women’s History Alliance.