This trailer is a major turning point for the 2020 film by Amy Walker about Inez Milholland.
There is Inez at the top left in the first row. You can register to honor Inez by your participation. Find out more and register at SuffragetteCity100.com. The photos and content are from the web site that has been publishing terrific weekly updates on the voting rights activists and their organizations. If you’re not signed up for the weekly blasts, do so. It’s an easy and quick way to stay up to date.
InezMilholland.wordpress.com has been publishing since 2016.
Inez Milholland would have supported nonviolent training. Here’s an opportunity to take advantage of NOW.
Stay up to date with those determined to imagine Inez Milholland, the US suffrage martyr, inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Information about Inez Milholland available on InezMilhollandCentennial.com, as well as this blog. Details about the 15-minute film on Milholland produced by Wild West Women.
Don’t forget to watch the PBS documentary, “The Vote,” scheduled for July 6 and 7, 2020 on your local affiliate TV station. The two-part series is also expected to run again in the fall of 2020.
The recent article in the Smithsonian magazine highlights an upcoming book by photographer Jeanine Michna-Bales who retraced Inez Milholland’s last speaking trip across the country on behalf of women’s rights.
Join the growing number of people in the US and around the world who know the story of Inez Milholland.
Check out the web sites: InezMilhollandCentennial.com
The word about Inez Milholland is getting around. Another web platform featuring the early women’s rights movement has joined the increasing number of individuals and organizations anxious that Milholland’s story reaches more of the US public.
Inez Milholland was involved in the women’s rights movement on the local level when as a college student she agitated about voting rights and earned the ire of the Vassar College President in the Hudson Valley. As a law student, Inez continued with her organizing and high profile involvement. That’s when she met Edna Kearns, and they filled a train car with others heading to a suffrage convention in Washington, DC.
MORE AMERICANS HAVE HEARD OF INEZ MILHOLLAND THAN EVER BEFORE
Inez shows up in “An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights” as a topic for discussion when Marguerite Kearns is headed south to Philadelphia to visit her grandfather, Wilmer Kearns, on a snowy winter Hudson Valley day during the 1970s. Although she never met Inez Milholland, the topic of Inez as the US suffrage martyr became an awkward topic to discuss with a couple with whom she shared a thruway restaurant table.
THE US SUFFRAGE MARTYR IS THE TOPIC OF CONVERSATION DECADES AFTER HER DEATH
For the couple from Florida, it’s the first time they’ve heard that someone like Milholland gave her life for women’s voting rights. It became an awkward and revealing moment, one of many in the memoir about being the granddaughter of Edna and Wilmer Kearns, suffrage activists.
The Inez Milholland anecdote is one of many in the memoir and family history by Kearns, now in the publishing pipeline for 2021. Find out more by checking with Suffrage Wagon News Channel, SuffrageWagon.org.
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.