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.

We’re busy in 2017 honoring Inez Milholland & continuing the work of 2016!

2016 had lots of events and celebrations for women’s suffrage history! on Vimeo.

The year 2016 featured Inez Milholland (1886-1916) with a special centennial campaign coordinated by Marguerite Kearns and Bob Cooney under the umbrella of the National Women’s History Project. We haven’t closed shop—rather we’re continuing the work in 2017, the centennial of women voting 100 years in New York State. Inez was a New Yorker. She will be included in the exhibit opening on November 4, 2017 at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY. And we’ll be busy behind the scenes with various projects.

Inez Milholland focus at special program in upstate New York

Upstate New York, where Inez Milholland lived and was buried, is the central point in the continuing effort to honor the U.S. suffrage martyr. A special program and showing of the film, “Forward into Light,” was held on March 31, 2017 at the Whallonsburg Grange near Lewis, New York.

The program included a viewing of Martha Wheelock’s 15-minute documentary “Forward into Light,” followed by a discussion led by author/historian Sandra Weber. As the herald on a white horse in the 1913 suffrage parade in Washington, Inez Milholland symbolized the strength, power, and courage of women. Three years later, she died while campaigning for votes for women and became the martyr and inspiration for U.S. suffragists. For information about upcoming programs and events, contact weber@sandraweber.com

In the second half of the program, local women and men presented short vignettes about several New York women who persisted despite the odds against them. Audience members were encouraged to add their favorite women. They joined in singing tributes to them.

For more information about the Inez Milholland initiative from now through 2020, the national suffrage centennial, follow SuffrageCentennials.com The national centennial observance of Milholland’s death during 2016 was a special project of the National Women’s History Project with Marguerite Kearns and Bob Cooney as co-chairs.