Do you observe August 26th each year?


August 26th is Women’s Equality Day. When you do something special for August 26th, include Inez Milholland, our U.S. suffrage martyr.

Make sure Inez is included in celebrations for 2020, the nation’s suffrage centennial!



Get the perks when you support Turning Point Suffragist Memorial!


We’re moving toward the goal of opening the doors for Turning Point Suffragist Memorial by 2020. Check out the article in Ms. Magazine’s blog about the memorial.

Make a donation on behalf of Inez Milholland, the U.S. suffrage martyr, for the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial. There are many levels of making your voice count.


Recommended: The Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument in Washington, DC


This is a must see.

Embedded in the new Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument in Washington, DC is the history of America’s suffrage martyr, Inez Milholland. The video included here will renew your familiarity with the nation’s past and give you a reason to visit the former National Woman’s Party headquarters in Washington, DC —now a national monument.

Give yourself a refresher on the history, as well as the relevance for today by watching this video. The past is connected to today. You know the song about the hip bone being connected to the leg bone and so on.
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TO Do: Recommend this blog to a friend. Carry the story of Inez Milholland forward.

No excuses for not knowing about Inez Milholland!


There’s no excuse not to have heard of Inez Milholland —the U.S. suffrage martyr. She is our U.S. suffrage martyr, for heavens sake. The 15-minute film, “Foward into Light” by Martha Wheelock and Wild West Women has been distributed by the thousands across the nation and around the world. The National Women’s History Project sponsored a year’s observance in 2016, the 100th year after Inez Milholland’s death. Marguerite Kearns and Robert P.J. Cooney Jr. coordinated the campaign. Sure, a lot of people once upon a time never heard of Inez. But there’s no excuse now.


There is Inez on a horse in front of the 1913 suffrage parade in Washington,DC. Many have seen this photo, but they didn’t know it was our beloved Inez. You can fill in the blank spaces by following this blog. Any news that is fit to squeeze in, we print. Check out, the web site devoted to a terrific book of photos and primary documents about Inez. There’s even a centennial web site devoted to Inez:

Remember Inez. Honor Inez. Visit her grave in upstate New York —the town of Lewis. Sure, it’s far for some people. But once you’ve made the connection, you’ll be glad you did.

Recorded programs about Inez Milholland include public radio and more!

Public radio in New York State during 2016 featured Inez Milholland’s nomination for a presidential medal. Milholland’s story from “Jailed for Freedom” by Doris Stevens was highlighted in an audio podcast from Suffrage Wagon News Channel.

Recorded programs available online include interviews with Inez’s biographer, University of Arizona professor Linda Lumsden. There is a great deal of information about Inez online. These include,,,, and



Women Voters: Inez Milholland is in the context of suffrage centennials


When folks hear about Inez Milholland, they ask, “Why is it that we’ve never heard of her before?” Well, women’s history has been and in many instances, is still in the basement of our national awareness. It hasn’t been considered significant until someone got the idea that prior activists offered their shoulders on which we stand today.

Inez Milholland got thrown out with the baby and the bathwater after the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920. This is changing, in part because of the efforts of many and the changing times.

More women and men of all types and ages have been hearing about Inez Milholland, especially as the word has spread over the past few years. “Oh, there is a connection between the past, present, and future,” we hear often. The ranks of suffrage nuts are increasing as well.

One reason is that 2020 is approaching, and Massachusetts, like many states are anxious to trot out their history. They’ve been discovering there are gems in the past, remarkable as well as inspiring.

The year 2020 is when American women will have been voting for 100 years. Amazing. We think so too.

It’s about time Inez Milholland gets the attention she deserves. Get with the program and follow

And spread the word about Inez and states like Massachusetts. They’re planning early there. And that’s not all. The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial is gearing up to open a suffragist memorial in Lorton, Virginia during 2020. Plan on contributing.


Extra! Extra! Read all about Inez Milholland!


Take a look at the back postings about Inez Milholland, our U.S. suffrage martyr. We launched this centennial blog during 2016. That’s when we observed the 100 years since her death. See

The National Women’s History Project observance of the 100 years since Milholland’s death resulted in thousands of Americans hearing about her for the first time. Also—there’s a 15-minute excellent film available from from filmmaker Martha Wheelock. It’s an excellent choice for personal, as well as school and organizational use. Marguerite Kearns and Robert P.J. Cooney Jr. coordinated the 2016 observance of Milholland’s death.

Inez has been nominated for the National Women’s Hall of Fame for 2019. We have our fingers crossed for the announcement in 2019. We were surprised that Inez was not yet a national fixture and vowed to change this.

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