Throughout 2018, the National Women’s History Project honored fifteen outstanding women for their unrelenting and inspirational persistence, and for understanding that, by fighting all forms of discrimination against women and girls, they are shaping America’s history and our future. These 2018 Honorees refused to be silenced. Their lives demonstrate the power of voice, of taking action, and of believing that meaningful and lasting change is possible.
The National Women’s History Project was behind the 2016 centennial observance of the death of Inez Milholland in 1916.
In 2017, many individuals and organizations across the nation continued honoring Inez through events and special occasions. In 2018, the NWHP was behind nominating Inez to be inducted in the National Women’s Hall of Fame for 2019. Let’s cross our fingers that it happens!
When you think about Inez Milholland, also think about Turning Point Suffragist Memorial. We need visibility for the tens of thousands of women and their allies who worked from dawn to dusk for decades to win the right to vote. Donate so that the doors of the memorial can open in 2020.
The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial is planning to bring news of the women’s suffrage movement to the attention of the public. This includes Inez Milholland, the U.S. suffrage martyr and the tens of thousands of American women—known and unknown—who built a base of support for us today.
“The life of Inez Milholland was cut short after only 30 years, yet her influence has lasted so long. This speaks to her enormous influence on American life and women’s history. Few suffragists gained her level of popularity and few spoke publicly with such courage and eloquence as Inez.”
Fundraising is underway so that the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial in Lorton, VA will open on August 26, 2020. The clock is ticking. The project is still in the planning stages. The next steps include funding, and that’s where you come in. Let’s get the memorial the much needed funding so that all 19 information stations at the national memorial will open on time in 2020.
As someone interested in Inez Milholland, you’ll be delighted to hear that Inez will be featured in station 8 at the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial where the section on the 1913 suffrage parade will show Inez on her horse Grey Dawn. She is a striking figure, and one that needs more attention— especially during 2020 when US women will have been voting for 100 years.
Do you feel $20 burning a hole in your pocket? There’s a fundraising campaign ongoing to urge supporters like us to pitch in so that the 2020 deadline can be met. Go immediately to the Turning Point web page: suffragistmemorial.org
Turning Point will be the only national memorial celebrating the suffrage movement or what’s also known as the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the United States. That’s where all of us come in.
Will you contribute to Turning Point Suffragist Memorial with Inez Milholland in mind? We have. And we’re counting on you!