Quakers arrive in Philadelphia—video

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.

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1913 suffrage march from the viewpoint of Wilmer Kearns

Wilmer Kearns marched in the men’s division, and his wife Edna and his daughter Serena in the Quaker division of the 1913 suffrage march or “procession” the day before the inauguration of Woodrow Wilson, the US president elect.

“An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights” follows the perspective of Wilmer Kearns in the memoir and family history published by his granddaughter Marguerite Kearns in 2021, a book from SUNY Press (State University of New York).

Albany Book Festival on Saturday, September 25th has Marguerite Kearns suffrage memoir!

“An Unfinished Revolution” by Marguerite Kearns is available at the SUNY Press (State University of New York) table #6 at the Campus Center Ballroom (SUNY Albany) on the 2nd floor on Saturday, September 25, 2021.
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Reminder about Kearns book, “An Unfinished Revolution”

Book was released by SUNY Press in June 2021. By Marguerite Kearns, the work is about the early women’s rights movement and how it impacted four generations in her family.
“Four Generations” highlights Marguerite Kearns holding a 1921 photo of her mother Wilma (far right), her grandmother Edna (center), and her step great-great-grandmother Mary Ann, (far left).

Happy August 26th (Women’s Equality Day)

Celebrate August 26th by signing the petition. We’re supporting making August 26th a national observance as a Partner of the National Women’s History Alliance.


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US citizens have been celebrating Women’s Equality Day for decades. Courtesy: National Women’s History Alliance.