“Edna and Wilmer Kearns’ story resonates deeply today both as a slice of history and as a rare glimpse of the kind of domestic relationship, based on equality, that helps move society forward. The women’s suffrage movement was a determined drive for liberty and women like Edna were engaged as in battle. They needed backup and critical support to keep going, and men like Wilmer were there to give it. He was Edna’s partner and his story reflects the experiences of men across the country who quietly shared women’s long campaign for freedom. This revealing personal account confirms the fact that cooperation and love are necessary elements to empower changemakers and shape a better future.
Robert P. J. Cooney, Jr.,
Author, “Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage” Movement”