Last Day of Women’s History Month for an Inez Milholland Film Update!

Last Day of Women’s History Month for an Inez Milholland Film Update!

Update from filmmaker Martha Wheelock about the Inez Milholland “Forward into Light” film and its anticipated wide and free distribution. Martha recently returned from Washington, DC when the National Women’s History Project honored U.S. suffrage martyr Inez Milholland as well as fifteen other women who contributed to America’s democracy through public service. The trailer was shown to those gathered at the special luncheon and...

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Suffrage pageants were cutting edge in their time!

Suffrage pageants were cutting edge in their time!

Hazel MacKaye (photo above) was riding high in 1914 when her pageant, “The American Woman: Six Periods of American Life” was performed at the Seventy-first Regimental Armory (sponsored by the New York City Men’s League for Equal Suffrage). It was a cutting-edge production that milked the potential for drama and social commentary. Edna Buckman Kearns was involved, not only in the event’s organization, but also the...

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Join the Online Woman Suffrage Biographical Dictionary Project

Join the Online Woman Suffrage Biographical Dictionary Project

The online journal and database, “Women and Social Movements in the United States” is engaged in several crowdsourcing projects to create a new online biographical dictionary of the woman suffrage movement in the U.S.  Over the past few months volunteers have written brief biographies of Black women suffragists and militant suffragists who supported the National Woman’s Party. Now work is starting on biographical sketches of...

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A special letter for you from Molly Murphy MacGregor about Inez Milholland centennial!

A special letter for you from Molly Murphy MacGregor about Inez Milholland centennial!

My Dear Friends, One of the real pleasures of working with the National Women’s History Project is when we actually get to “write women back into history.” We have a special opportunity this year, and I hope you’ll support and benefit from the Inez Milholland Centennial. This new project of the NWHP will shine the spotlight on a brave, nearly-forgotten attorney and suffragist who died while campaigning for Votes for...

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Women’s History Month launches Inez Milholland Centennial

Women’s History Month launches Inez Milholland Centennial

A group of grassroots activists and a California Congresswoman have joined forces to honor suffragist Inez Milholland on the centennial of her death while campaigning for Votes for Women. Representative Jackie Speier (D-CA) has submitted a nomination to President Obama for Milholland (1886-1916) to be awarded the Presidential Citizen’s Medal in 2016. This second highest of civilian awards recognizes Americans who have made a significant...

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Get ready for Women’s History Month in March 2016!

Get ready for Women’s History Month in March 2016!

  March 2016 is Women’s History Month, and the perfect occasion to introduce Inez Miholland as America’s suffrage martyr. Visit the Inez Milholland centennial web site. It has resources for your educational programs. And there are only six days left to contribute to the Inez Milholland film, a special production of Wild West Women. The film will be available in April and distributed throughout the nation. Follow Suffrage Wagon...

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