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 Women. Already, responding to our initiative, California Congresswoman Jackie Speier has nominated Inez for the Presidential Citizens Award in 2016.
The co-chairs are NWHP allies Robert P. J. Cooney, Jr., and Marguerite Kearns. (At the same time, NWHP board member Martha Wheelock is creating a fifteen-minute film on Inez to be released in April 2016.) Please help us all write this heroic woman and three generations of suffragists back into history.
The Inez Milholland Centennial will encourage the recognition of this beloved suffragist on the centennial of her death and also encourage communities nationwide to honor and celebrate their own state and local suffrage activists.
Please consider supporting this effort by becoming a Partner. At the website, you can also
- sign the digital petition to support her nomination,
- subscribe to the free newsletter,
- gather information to organize an event,
- order buttons and other resources, and
- help spread the word about her and other American suffragists this election year.
Plan something for this month. Inez is one of the women the NWHP has chosen as 2016 Honorees. Visit our Inez Milholland Centennial web store page and learn more at InezMilhollandCentennial.com.
This exciting new project is described in more detail on the Inez Milholland centennial web site. Share the contents on Facebook and Twitter, and in the newsletter for your organization. Even better, add a local angle to the news release by announcing what you or your organization will be doing to honor Inez Milholland, not only during March but also throughout 2016.
Molly Murphy MacGregor
“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.