I’ll be there! I was an early reader on this book, and find Marguerite’s writing very inspiring.
TO THE NEXT GENERATION
Book on real-life suffrage activists advocates shifts
in voting rights activism
An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights by Marguerite Kearns (SUNY Press, 2021) brings a fragmented and decentralized early 20th century voting rights movement into the perspective of a long and uphill intergenerational struggle.
This momentum is forging its way through the 21st century, especially in light of increased voting restrictions. The effort of forward direction relies on passing an inspired torch, says the author, a suffrage activist descendant.
“Passing the torch of freedom is a way of viewing voting rights activism that brings together ALL women and men who have built on the accomplishments of one generation and passed the challenges on to the next,” says Marguerite Kearns. She is an award-winning writer, descendant, and author of An Unfinished Revolution. She believes that the women’s rights campaigning of the early 20th century strengthens the efforts to make voting accessible in 2021 and beyond. She lived in Woodstock, NY for 20 years and was co-editor of Woodstock Times during that period.