Take note of the June 12, 2020 program about the Milholland diaries at Ticonderoga Historical Society in upstate New York. “My Rebellious Thoughts: Readings from the Milholland Diaries” at 7 p.m., Hancock House Ticonderoga Historical Society. Seating: 60
Suffragist Inez Milholland is highly regarded in the history of the Lake Champlain region. Her father John E. Milholland (1860-1925) is recognized as an important figure of the Progressive Era, working not only for women’s suffrage, but helping found the NAACP, working for Irish freedom, and exposing government corruption as a journalist and publisher of the Ticonderoga Sentinel newspaper. Public reading of excerpts from John Milholland’s diaries and writings will help listeners appreciate and understand more about this complex man, his influence on his famous daughter, and his larger contributions to our society.
If you are planning a 2020 suffrage centennial event, order the Earth Mama CD and have music as part of your program. “Standing on the Shoulders” is one such selection. There are videos available on YouTube that combine some of the Earth Mama selections with images. Do and search and you’ll see what I mean.
Inez Milholland will be featured in many venues during 2020. She will have a presence at the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial that will open on August 26, 2020 in Lorton, Virginia. The planning and fundraising for this new memorial has been underway for years. Contributions are welcome for this final phase of preparing the location to feature this extraordinary accomplishment of a memorial for votes for women.
If you have news about Inez Milholland, please get in touch with us. Planning is underway across the country to make Inez a featured activist at programs linked to Women’s History Month and during late August. Follow this blog at: InezMilholland.wordpress.com
Let’s keep the attention on the early women’s rights movement alive and active after 2020. We’ve been promoting the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment this year, 2020, for years. This blog on Inez Milholland was launched in 2016, the 100th anniversary of the death of Inez, our suffrage martyr. We are determined to keep the memory of Inez alive during 2020 and thereafter.
March is Women’s History Month when organizations are looking for special programs, and Inez Milholland is a perfect candidate. In addition to the many artists, writers, historians, and others featuring her, there’s a 15 minute film produced by Wild West Women, and much more.
Start with checking out the Women’s History Alliance, formerly the National Women’s History Project, that did the initial lobbying and organization for March as Women’s History Month. The organization publishes and distributes a monthly email with lists of birthdays of activists and important historic figures. There’s a shop with books and fantastic memorabilia, perfect for gifts, school programs, and organizational fundraisers and events.
Inez Milholland has been featured on the digital resource, Suffrage and the Media, a database and resource site created by members of the American Journalism Historians Association. The team includes the editors and several editorial board members of the academic journal, American Journalism: a journal of media history. On this site, there are video links to short synopses of new research. Suffrage and the Media was launched in June 2017 and includes direct access to primary and secondary sources or, when restrictions prevent display—information about where and how to locate and obtain them.
The site serves a diverse group of users, from middle schoolers to life-long learners to academic researchers and scholars. Planned are book reviews and links to past reviews, interviews with authors in various media formats, and other special features. The site’s resources are being expanded continually throughout 2020.
Inez Milholland and her horse in the 1913 women’s rights parade in Washington, DC is showing up in many graphics, as illustrations, and as content during 2020, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution. Here are some examples, including a book for young people by Kristen Gillibrand, The Bold and the Brave. Artist and illustrator Meneese Wall includes Inez Milholland in her series of artwork honoring suffrage activists (top right). The Library of Congress has some terrific images of Inez in its Bain Collection. There is now a national web site for the National Women’s Centennial Commission, plus more digital resources that highlight the early women’s rights movement.