A VALENTINE FOR INEZ MILHOLLAND!
The web site InezMilhollandCentennial.com continues during 2017, the suffrage centennial for New York State. Inez was nominated for a presidential citizens medal in 2015 and up to the last minute we believed she would receive this high honor before U.S.President Obama left office. It didn’t happen.
Inez was recognized, however, in the media attention associated with the 2017 women’s march in Washington, DC and locations across the nation and around the world.
One of the most touching events was when several hundred women gathered at Milholland’s grave in Lewis, New York on January 21, 2017 that was followed by a reception in a nearby location.
Women’s History Month in March offers a full four weeks to schedule an event, fundraiser, reception or organizing party to keep the issues alive that were raised at the 2017 women’s march in Washington, DC.
Inez led the first inaugural women’s march in the nation’s capitol in 1913. Generations of Americans came after her and they are defining the movement toward equality in the spirit of the changing times. Carry on the work of Inez Milholland and tens of thousands of others on whose shoulders we stand! Check in with the Inez Milholland centennial web site that is continuing the work of honoring Inez and the tens of thousands of activists who put themselves on the line for women’s voting rights.
Follow SuffrageCentennials.com for news and views about upcoming women’s suffrage centennial events and celebrations.
“Choose it and Use it” is a video reminding us of how the past is linked to what we do today and its impact on the future.
Celebrate women’s freedom to vote at Suffrage Wagon News Channel.