New York City officials are acutely aware of few women statues in the city. On July 27, 2017 the New York Times published a list of ten women deserving of statues being erected in the future. The choice of Milholland testifies to her deep New York City connections and her role of suffrage martyr in US history. To date, no statue exists of Milholland in the United States. The NY Times writer described Milholland’s life as “cinamatic.”
As the US has a suffrage martyr in Inez Milholland, the controversy about English activist and suffrage martyr Emily Wilding Davison’s death in 1913 continues. Did Emily Davison intend to die in the cause of winning votes for women in England? The July publication of the book, Emily Wilding Davison: The Martyr Suffragette by Lucy Fisher is yet another book on the subject of the extent of Davison’s sacrifice. Lucy Fisher is a reporter for the London Times.