These two videos about Inez Milholland are classics. The trailer for the 2016 15-minute film is excellent. Inez is included in the HBO film version of “Iron Jawed Angels,” but for the record she didn’t wear wings even if the Hollywood effect is dramatic.
This isn’t the first book about the 1913 women’s suffrage parade and it may not be the last. Whenever such a work hits print, Inez Milholland gets more attention. Published in 2017, written by Rebecca Bloggs Roberts and published by American Heritage, this work adds to the weight of material informing and inspiring the 2020 suffrage centennial when American women will have been voting for 100 years.
August 26th is Women’s Equality Day. Of all other days in the year, honor Inez Milholland on this day even if it is to register to vote or go out to lunch with friends and family members with Inez in mind.
Women’s Equality Day commemorates the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. By honoring this day, you are participating in a very important act of remembering generations of women before us who sacrificed with their activism for us.
Check the centennial web site for Inez that was established in 2016 when the National Women’s History Project set aside an entire year to honor the 100 years that had passed since the death of Inez. Marguerite Kearns and Robert P.J. Cooney coordinated the year-long observance. Martha Wheelock produced a 15-minute film that has been used in classrooms across the nation.
Honor Inez. She deserves a tribute.
If you did, you’d be filing a wide range of articles and periodical specials about Inez Milholland, our nation’s suffrage martyr. Published pieces about Inez have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Time Magazine,San Francisco Weekly, History Magazine, Hudson Valley Magazine. Woodstock Times, National Women’s History Project’s Gazette, Press Republic, Hampton News, the Vassar College web site, and many many other publications. Her personal papers from 1906 to 1916 are at Harvard University.
Museum and exhibits with historical content recognizing Inez Milholland’s influence include the New York State Museum (2017-2018), Adirondack History Museum (2017), Museum of the City of New York (2017-2018), and the New York Historical Society (2017-2018), plus exhibits at the National Woman’s party at the Belmont Paul Equal Rights National Monument in Washington, DC and at various libraries and historical societies, particularly in New York State during its 2017 suffrage centennial observances.
<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/215587872″>Inspiration for visiting Harriet Tubman's home, plus other historic sites!</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/kearnsmarguerite”>Marguerite Kearns</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
Inez Milholland is featured at one of the newer National Park Service sites related to women’s history at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Monument in Washington, DC. The addition of Harriet Tubman to the NPS sites are also significant. Convention Days in Seneca Falls, NY are scheduled each July. Put it on your to-do list.
This video has Inez Milholland playing a part in the performance art associated with the push for the Equal Rights Amendment during 2018. Of course Inez didn’t have blonde hair, but we’re not into accuracy. We’re into spirit.
Follow updates about Inez Milholland at this web site: InezMilholland.wordpress.com
SuffrageCentennials.com has updates on the upcoming national suffrage centennial in 2020. Let’s make sure that Inez is honored then!
“Forward Out of Darkness, Leave Behind the Night, Forward Out of Error, Forward into Light!”