Inez Milholland to be featured in 2017 suffrage exhibit

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The New York State Education Department and the Office of Cultural Education will present a large-scale exhibition and companion catalog titled, Votes for Women: Celebrating New York’s Suffrage Centennial, at the New York State Museum between November 4, 2017 and May 13, 2018. Inez Milholland, the U.S. suffrage martyr, will be one of many activists featured in the exhibition.

Votes for Women will celebrate the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State and raise public awareness of the struggle for women’s suffrage and equal rights from the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention through 1917 when New York State granted women the right to vote. The exhibition will also address the nationally significant role of New York State leaders in regards to women’s rights and the feminist movement through the early 21st century.

For information about the film, “Forward into Light,” produced by Martha Wheellock, visit the film’s web site: InezMilholland.org The coverage of Milholland continues as a feature of the National Women’s History Project that sponsored the centennial of her death during 2016. The work to spread the word about Milholland’s contributions continues on InezMilhollandCentennial.com Events and celebrations continue from now through 2020, the national centennial of women voting in the United States.