The ancestors of Edna Buckman Kearns arrived in the Philadelphia area in 1682 with William Penn who envisioned the city as a “Holy Experiment” expressing Quaker principles and values. The Buckman family was the largest family group on the ship Welcome. At that time, Penn considered Pennsylvania an “experiment,” and the success or failure of this experiment has engaged the attention of scholars and many Americans since then.
In order to spread the word about An Unfinished Revolution:Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights, can you lend a hand? Review copies and publicity inquiries are available through SUNY Press. Kate Seburyamo is in charge of the publicity and review copies for An Unfinished Revolution. Contact her at kate.seburyamo at sunypress.edu
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These two videos from 2016 illustrate the hard work invested in observing the 100th anniversary of Inez Milholland’s death in 1916.
The story of Charles Harper Buckman and his own personal experiment with experiencing the prejudice and discrimination expressed by the dominant culture in Pennsylvania led him to better understand the women’s rights activism of his wife, May Begley Buckman, and his daughter, Edna May Buckman (Kearns).
The demise of the Lenni Lenape settlements in Philadelphia, for example, didn’t erase the memory of the Native presence in Pennsylvania and the role model of Lenape women who took on the role of peacemakers in their culture.
Support August 26th (Women’s Equality Day) becoming a national holiday.
The US suffrage martyr, Inez Milholland, has been championed by her family members and others to the point where her name is now recognizable to larger parts of the American public and around the world. Her family members, descendants and many friends have made sure memorabilia, primary documents, photographs of Inez, and more, have been saved and stored in university and related repositories.
During the years leading up to the 2020 centennial observance, a database of suffrage activists has been assembled, conferences have been held, special interest groups formed, articles written about individuals and organizations, suffrage events, and more. Family members and descendants have been working behind the scenes to inspire observances and special events. Inez Milholland has been the recipient of this kind of attention.
And during 2021, the Kearns family will be the center of attention with the publication of An Unfinished Revolution from SUNY Press (State University of New York).
Inez Milholland is featured in the upcoming book by Marguerite Kearns.
June 1, 2021 is getting closer for the release of An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights.
Plan to visit the Suffrage Wagon Cafe that has been celebrating the early women’s rights movement since its opening in 2015.
The National Women’s History Alliance has information, suggestions, sample proclamations, books, memorabilia, and much more to help you celebrate every March.
The women’s history magazine, above, is published by the National Women’s History Alliance.
We need help spreading the word about An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights.” Also we’re wondering about a collective dream of making August 26th (Women’s Equality Day) a federal holiday. If not now, when? Find out how to support August 26th becoming a national holiday by consulting the prompts in the women’s history magazine published by the National Women’s History Alliance.