Day of mourning: November 25th

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Find out the sad news. Even though Inez Milholland gave a speech to the elected officials in Essex County, New York in 1911 about the importance of women voting, the county legislative body and many nearby towns in upstate New York today do not have women serving in elected positions. They were forced out several years ago. Some brave women in Essex County, New York presented an Inez Milholland chair to keep the issue alive. Find out the entire story available in a recent New York History blog article. Margaret Bartley is an Essex County resident determined to remind New Yorkers of the importance of our American suffrage martyr. Read the New York History article.

See article in Adirondack Almanac in September 2016.

inez-millholland-chair-225x300The Inez Milholland chair is presently on display at the executive chambers in Essex County, New York. Stay up to date with the news of Inez and her chair. Will Inez receive the presidential citizens’ medal? Time is growing short. “How long must women wait for liberty?” This is the question Inez asked. It is still a relevant question in 2016, 100 years after the question was first posed.

 

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