Long Island and the Woman Suffrage Movement

Home to the Long Island Woman Suffrage Association, Antonia Petrash, Editor
April 6th, 2021 by burton33

An Inside Look at the Real Woman Suffrage Movement

We look forward to the release of an exciting new family memoir by author Marguerite Kearns, An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights.

As granddaughter of noted suffragist Edna Buckman Kearns, (of Rockville Center) Ms. Kearns fills in an enormous gap about how voting rights activism on the local, state and national level impacted suffrage and peace activists in her family for four generations. Ms. Kearns began asking about her grandmother’s activism when she was ten years old, and never stopped researching, recording and celebrating her ancestor’s life’s work. This book is a culmination of a lifetime of those efforts, and details a story of a real family, their secrets, scandals and activism. It also illustrates once again how the efforts of Long Islanders had a disproportionate influence on the woman suffrage movement throughout the nation.

Coming June 1, 2021, from SUNY Press – more information to follow.

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