“Inez Milholland was a woman who was ahead of her times in priorities, occupation, and sense of social justice. She promoted unpopular causes including racial equality, criminal justice and international peace, as well as women’s rights, at a critical time in history. As a young charismatic suffragist, she attracted press attention to the cause, led suffrage parades, and stepped up to chair public meetings and rally other women.”
Inez Milholland deserves our attention on August 26th, Women’s Equality Day, and this reminder should reach you in time to plan.
No, Women’s Equality Day isn’t a national holiday, but it should be. Give the day your total attention and remember Inez.
This effort is supported by SuffrageCentennials.com. This is a web site devoted to suffrage centennials and votes for women.
If you’d like more information about Inez, follow this blog (InezMilholland.wordpress.com) with reverence and attention. Thank the National Women’s History Project for devoting an entire year in 2016 to remember Inez on the 100th anniversary of her death.
Going on vacation during the next year? Visit Inez’s grave in Lewis, New York. There is a road marker at her grave site. It’s worth seeing. Many people make the pilgrimage. And in 2017 and 2018, women and men in the Adirondack region visited the Milholland grave and honored her.
Honor Inez on August 26th. Close your eyes and remember the dedication of tens of thousands of individuals across the nation responsible for our right to vote.
On August 26, 2020— U.S. women will have been voting for 100 years. This podcast from Suffrage Wagon News Channel gives the highlights. We are preparing for the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 2020. This is an accomplishment many take for granted. We don’t. That’s why we’re sending out the alarm, with Inez Milholland in mind.
Honor Inez Milholland in 2020. Honor what it took to win the vote and the generations of women’s activism that has come since then.
Follow the Inez Milholland centennial news. We’re continuing the centennial blog that came with the 2016 centennial of the death of Milholland under the auspices of the National Women’s History Project. Marguerite Kearns and Robert P.J. Cooney Jr. were co-chairs.
New York City officials are acutely aware of few women statues in the city. On July 27, 2017 the New York Times published a list of ten women deserving of statues being erected in the future. The choice of Milholland testifies to her deep New York City connections and her role of suffrage martyr in US history. To date, no statue exists of Milholland in the United States. The NY Times writer described Milholland’s life as “cinamatic.”
As the US has a suffrage martyr in Inez Milholland, the controversy about English activist and suffrage martyr Emily Wilding Davison’s death in 1913 continues. Did Emily Davison intend to die in the cause of winning votes for women in England? The July publication of the book, Emily Wilding Davison: The Martyr Suffragette by Lucy Fisher is yet another book on the subject of the extent of Davison’s sacrifice. Lucy Fisher is a reporter for the London Times.