The Inez Milholland
Centennial: Her Influence Continues
The Inez Milholland Centennial began in 2015 as a project of the
Women's History Project to celebrate American suffragists and honor
memory of Inez Milholland on the centennial of her death. Our
goal is to
raise the visibility of suffrage activists, particularly this
popular New York
attorney who died campaigning for equal rights and became
a symbol of women's sacrifices. We have created a separate
with more information, http://www.InezMilhollandCentennial.com
After over a year of promoting Inez's memory, the Centennial
continues as one of several efforts preparing the way for the
woman suffrage centennial in 2020. The Inez Milholland
co-chaired by journalist Marguerite Kearns and author Robert P. J.
Jr. Contact them through the NWHP or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
With the Centennial's encouragement, U.S. Representative Jackie
nominated Inez Milholland Boissevain (her married name) for the
Presidential Citizens Medal, the second highest civilian award in
nation, in late 2015. The campaign created a digital petition
circulated post cards so people could show their support. The
was delivered to the White House in December 2016 with over
signatures but no action was taken before President Obama left
The campaign also created handsome 2¼" "Honor Inez" pin-back
which are available from the NWHP along with the book "Remembering
The Last Campaign of Inez Milholland, Suffrage Martyr" and a
The Inez Milholland Centennial encourages communities across the
nation to both
remember Inez and to recognize their own significant local and
Women throughout the country worked to win the vote
and it is time to rediscover them and celebrate their
We encourage organizations and individuals to celebrate
heritage in March during Women's History Month and throughout the
Inez was born in Brooklyn on August 6, 1886 and she died in Los
Angeles on November 25, 1916.
Martha Wheelock's stirring, 15-minute movie on Inez, "Forward Into
is an excellent resource for classes, meetings and events.
Please consider becoming a Partner with the Inez Milholland
and help spread the word, plan events, and collaborate with other
Benefits are listed on the web site.
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We appreciate and depend on your support and willingness to
campaign through 2017. Inez's influence deserves to be
honored in 2017, the 100th anniversary of women winning the vote in
native New York state and the start of suffragists picketing the
House. The year 2020 will be the centennial of American
winning the right to vote through passage of the 19th Amendment.