MUSIC VIDEO: “Standing on the Shoulders.” Musician Joyce Rouse supported the effort to place a gravestone marker on the grave of Edna Buckman Kearns during 2020 at the Quaker burial ground in Plymouth Meeting, PA. Joyce Johnson Rouse  ©1995 Rouse House Music (ASCAP). Video used by permission. All rights reserved. As recorded by Earth Mama® on Love Large. Available at 


The suffrage activism of Edna and Wilmer Kearns was in the context of the Quaker community in New York City and the Philadelphia area where they lived.

A brief overview of the life of Edna Buckman Kearns. The 2021 book by her granddaughter Marguerite Kearns is a tribute to peace and voting rights activists of the early 20th century and how it influences four generations of activists in the Kearns family. has been publishing since 2020.

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