Inez Milholland is one of many early women’s rights activists making an appearance in theatrical performances. One example is “19: The Musical.” For more information: 19themusical.com
In the event you aren’t aware of past efforts on Inez Milholland’s behalf, 2016 was the 100th anniversary of her death. Here’s one video used in that campaign.
We supported presidential citizens medal for Inez Milholland on Vimeo.
This trailer is a major turning point for the 2020 film by Amy Walker about Inez Milholland.
“An Unfinished Revolution” is a memoir from Marguerite Kearns on Vimeo.
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.
MORE AMERICANS HAVE HEARD OF INEZ MILHOLLAND THAN EVER BEFORE
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.
THE US SUFFRAGE MARTYR IS THE TOPIC OF CONVERSATION DECADES AFTER HER DEATH
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.