This book by Marguerite Kearns is gearing up for a launch by SUNY Press in June of 2021.
The story of U.S. suffrage martyr Inez Milhollland, as featured in the web platform, InezMilhollandCentennial.com, has been moved to the book web site, Unfinished-Revolution.com. The book to be published by SUNY Press in June 2021, features Inez Milholland in one of the chapters. Edna Kearns worked with Inez Milholland during the early women’s rights movement.
Marguerite Kearns and Robert P.J. Cooney Jr. were co-coordinators of the centennial observance of the centennial of Milholland’s death in 2016, a project of the National Women’s History Alliance. The documentary about Inez Millholland, released in 2016 by Wild West Women, has been distributed widely around the nation and beyond.
Inez Milholland is one of many early women’s rights activists making an appearance in theatrical performances. One example is “19: The Musical.” For more information: 19themusical.com
In the event you aren’t aware of past efforts on Inez Milholland’s behalf, 2016 was the 100th anniversary of her death. Here’s one video used in that campaign.
Video about reviving the support for Inez Milholland who gave her life for women’s voting rights.
Stay connected to follow the support for Inez Milholland.
Inez Milholland was involved in the women’s rights movement on the local level when as a college student she agitated about voting rights and earned the ire of the Vassar College President in the Hudson Valley. As a law student, Inez continued with her organizing and high profile involvement. That’s when she met Edna Kearns, and they filled a train car with others heading to a suffrage convention in Washington, DC.
MORE AMERICANS HAVE HEARD OF INEZ MILHOLLAND THAN EVER BEFORE
Inez shows up in “An Unfinished Revolution: Edna Buckman Kearns and the Struggle for Women’s Rights” as a topic for discussion when Marguerite Kearns is headed south to Philadelphia to visit her grandfather, Wilmer Kearns, on a snowy winter Hudson Valley day during the 1970s. Although she never met Inez Milholland, the topic of Inez as the US suffrage martyr became an awkward topic to discuss with a couple with whom she shared a thruway restaurant table.
THE US SUFFRAGE MARTYR IS THE TOPIC OF CONVERSATION DECADES AFTER HER DEATH
For the couple from Florida, it’s the first time they’ve heard that someone like Milholland gave her life for women’s voting rights. It became an awkward and revealing moment, one of many in the memoir about being the granddaughter of Edna and Wilmer Kearns, suffrage activists.
The Inez Milholland anecdote is one of many in the memoir and family history by Kearns, now in the publishing pipeline for 2021. Find out more by checking with Suffrage Wagon News Channel, SuffrageWagon.org.
Take note of the June 12, 2020 program about the Milholland diaries at Ticonderoga Historical Society in upstate New York. “My Rebellious Thoughts: Readings from the Milholland Diaries” at 7 p.m., Hancock House Ticonderoga Historical Society. Seating: 60
Suffragist Inez Milholland is highly regarded in the history of the Lake Champlain region. Her father John E. Milholland (1860-1925) is recognized as an important figure of the Progressive Era, working not only for women’s suffrage, but helping found the NAACP, working for Irish freedom, and exposing government corruption as a journalist and publisher of the Ticonderoga Sentinel newspaper. Public reading of excerpts from John Milholland’s diaries and writings will help listeners appreciate and understand more about this complex man, his influence on his famous daughter, and his larger contributions to our society.