Inez Milholland has been featured on the digital resource, Suffrage and the Media, a database and resource site created by members of the American Journalism Historians Association. The team includes the editors and several editorial board members of the academic journal, American Journalism: a journal of media history. On this site, there are video links to short synopses of new research. Suffrage and the Media was launched in June 2017 and includes direct access to primary and secondary sources or, when restrictions prevent display—information about where and how to locate and obtain them.
The site serves a diverse group of users, from middle schoolers to life-long learners to academic researchers and scholars. Planned are book reviews and links to past reviews, interviews with authors in various media formats, and other special features. The site’s resources are being expanded continually throughout 2020.
Inez Milholland and her horse in the 1913 women’s rights parade in Washington, DC is showing up in many graphics, as illustrations, and as content during 2020, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution. Here are some examples, including a book for young people by Kristen Gillibrand, The Bold and the Brave. Artist and illustrator Meneese Wall includes Inez Milholland in her series of artwork honoring suffrage activists (top right). The Library of Congress has some terrific images of Inez in its Bain Collection. There is now a national web site for the National Women’s Centennial Commission, plus more digital resources that highlight the early women’s rights movement.
Inez Milholland’s centennial web site has been updated. That’s where you’ll find out news about how a sculptor in Colorado has a sample statue of Inez on a horse. Take a look at the centennial platform.
Did you know about the mountain in upstate New York that has been named for Inez?
Are you following the many events and celebrations during 2020 celebrating the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution? Follow SuffrageCentennials.com
The 2020 suffrage centennial celebrates the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution, and there are many events and observances scheduled for this year.
Numerous volunteers and women’s rights buffs have been busy behind the scenes for years to bring the thousands of activists out of obscurity. And finally it has happened. The suffrage memorial stamp issued by the US Postal Service is a forever stamp, an important addition to the higher profile of this period of activism. Advocates wrote to the US Postal Service over the past few years to suggest a stamp series. Inez Milholland would have been included—a strong visual image.
The US Postal Service, however, issued a more generic and a single stamp. We tried. Here’s the stamp issued for 2020. Ask at your post office for some for your collection.
This blog has been highlighting Inez Milholland since 2016 and the 100th anniversary of her death in 1916 when on a mission to build support for votes for women in the US West. Since then, a 15-minute Inez documentary film has been produced by Wild West Women and distributed all over the county. It’s perfect to schedule a showing for 2020, the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution that guaranteed women’s voting rights in the US Constitution.
Don’t be surprised if Inez Milholland shows up in illustrations and women’s rights films and books this year of the national suffrage centennial.books this year of the national centennial. The ad below highlights a collection of primary documents that tell a great deal about Inez, her work and her dedication to the women’s rights cause.
NEWS ALERT: The year 2020 is what we have all been waiting for. It’s the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution and celebrations are taking place all over the United States and abroad. In 2019, Mt. Discovery was renamed Mt. Inez in upstate New York. The town of Lewis and its residents observed road markers erected locally, funded by the Pomeroy Foundation, to mark Inez Milholland’s grave and related locations. The Milholland family lived in Lewis, New York. And it has been the site of many observances over the years to commemorate Inez Milholland.
There’s a terrific 15-minute film about Inez, perfect for 2020 observances and for the general public. And the reaming of Mt. Discovery in the Adirondack Mountain region of New York State is a milestone in the work conducted over the past decade to bring the stories about the US suffrage activists to the attention of the public. Keep in touch with the many observances during 2020 to bring the story of the history about the women’s rights movement to the attention of the broader public.