Inez Milholland featured in Nov. exhibit at New York State Museum

Inez Milholland called for diversity in the movement for women’s rights.

She is featured in a program on October 22 in NYC.

And also at the NYS Museum in Albany, NY opening Nov. 4, 2017.Diverse

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Darci Tucker performs “Upon a White Horse” at Provincetown Playhouse in NYC, October 22, 2017!

Darci Tucker performs Upon a White Horse
Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 1 p.m.

All free shows are at the historic Provincetown Playhouse at 133 Macdougal Street, NYC. Box office opens one hour before the show. Information line  212-998-5867
David Montgomery, Program Director, Program in Educational Theatre. Regina Ress, Producer

One hundred years ago the women of New York won the right to vote, thanks in part to “the lady on the white horse.” A graduate of the NYU School of Law, Inez Milholland used her looks and her brains to bring attention to the cause of women’s suffrage. Called the “Poster Girl of Radicalism” by NY Times, this lawyer, war correspondent and outspoken crusader for social justice literally worked herself to death for the cause of women’s suffrage. Storyteller Darci Tucker will bring her back to life. (Appropriate for adults and youth 12 and older.)
Darci Tucker, playwright, actress, and storyteller, has told stories at festivals across the US, created a character interpretation program at a TN university, and regularly performs her original, one-woman play, Revolutionary Women, in schools across the nation. She founded American Lives in 2000 to bring history to life for students and museum visitors. www.americanlives.net

The NWHP Gazette is out!

“How Women Won the Vote” is the 2017 issue of the newspaper published by the National Women’s History Project (nwhp.org) that is gearing up for the 2020 national women’s suffrage centennial observance.  In a future issue, the federal campaign to win voting rights will be featured from Susan B. Anthony’s trial to the picketing of the White House 100 years ago. Order your copy or copies for friends and your organization. The banner below is from the nwhp.org web site.

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Inez Milholland honored in West Hollywood!

For over a decade the City of West Hollywood, CA has honored women during Women’s History Month in March with large, colorful banners throughout the city. From the light posts hang images of prominent women who have made history.   Some of the many women honored are Rosa Parks, Adrienne Rich, Sally Ride, Shirley Chisholm. Maya Angelou, Nancy Pelosi, Jane Fonda, Mary Pickford, and LGBT leader Barbara Gittings.

This year, 2017, West Hollywood honored Michelle Obama and suffrage leader INEZ MILHOLLAND.  The two women joined the other banners for the month, and will reappear in the future. Martha Wheelock, shown here, is the filmmaker of “Forward into Light,” the 15-minute film popular for use in schools, colleges, and for organizational programs.

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Inez Milholland road marker unveiling & Adirondack exhibit opening May and running through October

A road marker to direct travelers and interested individuals to the grave site of Inez Milholland will be unveiled on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at noon. Meet at the town hall in Lewis, NY. A walk to the Milholland grave site will follow.

The road marker was funded by the Pomeroy Foundation (NYS) and it will be located near the corner of Route 9 and Fox Run Road in Lewis, NY.

“Adirondack Suffragists: 100 Years of Votes for Women” is an exhibit opening May 27 and running through October 9, 2017 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of New York State passing a women’s suffrage act into state law. New York women, including Inez Milholland from Essex County (upstate NY), played important roles in the movement. The Adirondack History Center Museum and the Essex County Historical Society in Elizabethtown, NY has scheduled the suffrage exhibit for the Anitra Pell Gallery. This event is sponsored in part by Humanities New York. For more information about the exhibit.