How Inez Milholland inspires us in 2016!

Author Sandra Weber, author of new book on suffrage movement from McFarland Press (2016), reminds us of how Inez Milholland inspired American women 100 years ago and she continues to inspire today. See article.

Weber draws attention to the 2015 nomination of Milholland for a citizens medal that is part of the Obama administration’s unfinished business in mid January 2017. Weber is the author of “The Woman Suffrage Statue” published in 2016 by McFarland.

 

100 years ago on Christmas Day: Remembering Inez Milholland at Suffrage Wagon Cafe!

Happy birthday suffrage activist Edna Kearns (1882-1934) on December 25th. Find out about Edna and her “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon at Suffrage Wagon News Channel. Edna’s “Spirit of 1776” suffrage campaign wagon will be on exhibit in New York State during its 2017 suffrage centennial observance.

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On this day before December 25th in 2016, we remember the Christmas Day memorial service held in 1916 to honor Inez Milholland (1886-1916) for her service to the nation. This is why we’re a partner in the InezMilhollandCentennial.com observance.

A nomination to award Inez with a presidential citizens medal is in the pipeline at the White House. The nomination was filed over a year ago by U.S. Rep. Jackie Speier of California. Did you sign the petition?

Additional names strengthen the presentation. Photos: Library of Congress.

The UK honors its suffrage martyr Emily Davidson who died after injuries from the King’s horse in 1913. And in the United States, Inez Milholland died in 1916 while on a lecture tour in the West to win voting rights for women.

The current campaign continues to support President Obama in awarding Inez with a presidential citizens medal before he leaves office.

A star for Inez Milholland, America’s women’s suffrage martyr on Vimeo.

Find out more. And there is a free DVD of “Forward into Light,” the 15-minute documentary about Milholland from filmmaker Martha Wheelock.

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Find out about the Inez Milholland nomination for a citizens medal from President Obama before he leaves office. InezMilhollandCentennial.com

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VOTES FOR WOMEN NEWS: The legacy of the women’s suffrage movement is being unearthed in Rhode Island where student researchers have been contributed to a national database of votes for women activists, the Online Biographical Dictionary of the Woman Suffrage Movement in the United States. This is in preparation for the 2020 U.S. centennial when American women will have been voting for 100 years.

Canada is forging ahead with its announcement that a woman, Viola Desmond, will be featured on a Canadian $10 bill. Harriet Tubman is expected to be on U.S. currency in the future. The stories about more women, on whose strong shoulders we stand, are being shared across the nation. Follow Suffrage Wagon News Channel during 2017.

The national centennial campaign continues to support President Obama in awarding a citizens medal to Inez Milholland, America’s suffrage martyr before he leaves office. The nomination was filed in November 2015 and a countdown is underway to find out if Obama will embrace the nation’s second highest medal for Inez as part of his legacy. Find out what happened 100 years ago on Christmas day on the Milholland centennial web site.

A national task force has been meeting during 2016 to plan local and state events across the nation during 2020, the centennial of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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CHRISTMAS DAY MEMORIAL SERVICE 100 YEARS AGO LINKED TO OBAMA’S LAST DAYS

Vassar graduate & NYC attorney Inez Milholland (1886-1916) nominated for citizens medal from President Obama

Christmas Day is typically set aside for families. However, on Christmas Day in 1916, 100 years ago, over one thousand women and men gathered in Washington, D C to honor a fallen young leader. They put their holiday to the side for an emotional memorial service for suffrage martyr Inez Milholland Boissevain in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol. It was the first time a woman was honored there.

After refusing to cancel an intense speaking tour for the 19th Amendment in 1916, Milholland collapsed and died in Los Angeles on November 25 of exhaustion and pernicious anemia. Her shocked colleagues immediately mourned her as a martyr to the cause of justice and women. Milholland was buried near the family home in Lewis, New York. She was born in Brooklyn in 1886 and was a graduate of Vassar College and New York University School of Law. Milholland practiced law in New York City in addition to advocating for American women’s voting rights.

THE STORY OF THE CITIZENS MEDAL NOMINATION

U.S. citizens have worked hard to win support for a Presidential Citizens Medal for Milholland, an effort that U.S. Representative Jackie Speier of California endorsed in November 2015. Supporters are sending holiday cards to Congresswoman Speier to affirm her nomination of Milholland and to urge her to do everything she can to advance the award before the change of administrations. The Milholland petition supporting the nomination has been submitted to the White House for consideration.

For the past year, the National Women’s History Project, located in Santa Rosa, California, has sponsored the campaign to draw attention to Milholland and other suffrage activists who contributed to the enfranchisement of women. Marguerite Kearns and Robert P.J. Cooney Jr. are co-chairs of the NWHP Inez Milholland centennial campaign (InezMilhollandCentennial.com).

Molly Murphy MacGregor, executive director and co-founder of the National Women’s History Project (nwhp.org), noted: “I have sent a holiday greeting thanking Rep. Speier for her valuable support and urging her to make recognizing Inez Milholland with a Presidential Citizens Medal a priority. A presidential medal affirms our rich legacy in the area of women’s history.”

“FORWARD INTO LIGHT” FILM ABOUT INEZ MILHOLLAND SPARKED INTEREST

Over one thousand individuals and organizations from around the nation and from other parts of the world have signed the campaign’s petition in support of the award. The campaign’s momentum accelerated after the April 2016 release of “Forward into Light,” a 15-minute documentary by filmmaker Martha Wheelock about the life and death of Inez Milholland. The DVD is available free from InezMilholland.org.

At the Statuary Hall memorial service on Christmas Day 1916, California suffragist Maude Younger presented the eulogy for Inez and declared, “Liberty cannot die. No work for liberty can be lost. It lives on in the hearts of the people, in their hopes, their aspirations, their activities. It becomes part of the life of the nation. What Inez Milholland has given to the world lives on forever.”

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Christmas Day 1916 service for Inz Milholland, 100 years ago!

Inez MIlhollandThis audio reading is from “Jailed for Freedom” by Doris Stevens, 1920. It is the statement by Maude Younger at the Christmas Day 1916 memorial service for Inez Milholland at Statuary Hall in Washington, DC. (Courtesy: Librivox). After it became apparent that U.S. President Woodrow Wilson wasn’t moved by the extraordinary effort by American women, in addition to Milholland’s death, they started picketing the White House in early 1917. This was 100 years ago. Let’s examine together where we have been and where we are a century later. Will U.S. President Barack Obama award Inez Milholland with a citizens medal before he leaves office? Suffrage Wagon News Channel is a partner in the InezMilhollandCentennial.com observance during 2016. Follow the Suffrage Wagon for updates and listen to the audio. It is a valuable insight into Inez.

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Can Santa move the Inez Milholland presidential medal forward?

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