Who is Inez Milholland? You probably never heard of her. Her mission? She devoted herself to winning U.S. women’s right to vote in 1916. Back then, to millions of American women, Inez was a household name. When someone mentioned Inez, women’s eyes teared up. Men loved her too. Inez led suffrage parades in New York City and Washington, DC on a horse. It wasn’t easy standing up for women. They were frightened. Their knees shook. When they marched behind Inez, they sang. They gained courage. Many compared Inez to Joan of Arc.
Even if you haven’t heard about Inez, you can stand behind her now. This web platform is devoted to writing Inez into American history. Follow Inez on this blog. And if you’d like a FREE copy of the above video to show to your friends, relatives, children, school mates, and organizations—it’s free from Martha Wheellock at InezMilholland.org
Join us in making sure that Inez Milholland is honored in 2020 when U.S. women will have been voting for 100 years.
Follow SuffrageCentennials.com to find out what other celebrations are set for 2020.