|Standing with the Courageous at Seneca Falls, NY Women's Rights National Historical Park|
In less than four years, we in the US will celebrate the centennial of women winning the right to vote. I wish I had been able to ask my grandmothers what they felt the first time they could cast their votes in 1920. Since first reading the biographies of our American suffragists, I have been fascinated by the stories of their willingness to sacrifice great time and trials, many of them working for decades, to push a boulder up a mountain for the right to vote. Many of them did not live long enough to vote themselves, but wanted women in the future to have rights they were denied.
I hope you will identify or create celebrations in your own communities to honor this glorious marking of significance in some special way. For inspiration to get started, please see this anonymous blog post below. If you know who should be credited for it, please let me know.
And please study the positions of your candidates and VOTE!
The following photo essay appeared several years ago, without authorship credit attached. It is still timely. How far have we come since these photographs?
Blessings and EarthPeace, Joyce
*Other recommended films and resources can be found following the essay.