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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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
Once the 2020 centennial of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution is underway, don’t be surprised to see Inez Milholland’s name, image, and life featured more than ever! We’ve already seen the image and story of Inez in dramatic re-enactments, books, videos, and more. Artist Meneese Wall is preparing a book that should be published before August 26, 2020 that highlights her graphic women’s suffrage series and features some of the movers and shakers of the movement, such as Inez.
You’ll be hearing more about this work in the future. Inez Milholland will be included in a chapter in Wall’s upcoming book about the 1913 women’s rights parade in Washington, DC. Her illustrations have been featured in digital formats, publications of general circulation, in prints and in lists of resources. Stay tuned!