The Suffrage Stamp for 2020!

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.

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Inez Milholland is Still in our Hearts and Minds!

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. 

Mountain Officially Named for Inez Milholland in upstate New York

A MOUNTAIN NAMED AFTER INEZ:

Mt. Discovery in upstate New York has been informally referred to as Mt. Inez since the 1900s in honor of Inez Milholland, the US suffrage martyr. Now it is official.  The mountain is now Mt. Inez. It is one of the summits in Essex County, NY and can be found on the Lewis USGS topographic quad map. Mt. Inez is within view of the former home of where the Milholland family lived in the Lewis, NY area. In 2019, road markers funded by the Pomeroy Foundation were installed to point to Inez Milholland’s grave and the family’s connection to the area. The U.S. Board on Geographic Names has made the mountain name change official. Mt. Inez is 1552 feet in elevation.

Honor Inez Milholland during March, Women’s History Month. Make sure that Inez is one of the many suffrage activists acknowledged during 2020.

2020 is the Year of Inez Milholland, the US Suffrage Martyr!

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.

Video that features Inez Milholland

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Although not completely historically correct, this video featuring Inez Milholland in the 1913 suffrage parade still has many redeeming qualities. The graphics are terrific and the video highlights the amount of work and the associated momentum involved to bring about votes for women on the national level.

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Let’s make sure Inez Milholland, the US suffrage martyr, gets the recognition she deserves in 2020, the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment.

Inez Milholland chair in Lewis, NY government is filled

After five years of the Inez Milholland chair standing empty in Essex County, upstate New York, it is now filled with a woman elected to office.