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.
Are you ready to celebrate? What are you planning to make a difference?
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.
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.