Sign petition to Obama about Inez Milholland presidential award!

Thanks to Inez!We’re pushing to increase the number of signatures on the digital petition that asks President Obama to award a presidential medal to Inez Milholland, America’s suffrage martyr. For this, we need your help.

Visit the Inez centennial web site for resources and details.

There’s a free 15-minute film available on request from filmmaker Martha Wheelock that’s moving, dramatic, and an extraordinary resource for organizational events, programs, school lesson plans. For details, contact the film web site: InezMilholland.org

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Wild West Women has released the film, “Inez Milholland ~ Forward into Light.” The trailer is shown here.

 This short documentary tells the story of American icon and Votes for Women martyr, Inez Milholland. In 1916 she crossed the country, giving fifty speeches in 28 days. Pushing through exhaustion and anemia she fell at the podium October 23,1916 at Los Angeles, Blanchard Hall.  She was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital where she died thirty days later. Her last public sentence, “President Wilson, how long must women wait for liberty?” Run time: 15 minutes.

Inspired by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s production and free distribution of “Selma,” filmmaker, Martha Wheelock made the decision to make a film about Inez Milholland,  the American suffragist who lost her life while campaigning across the West for federal suffrage.

With the shockingly low numbers of Americans voting, Martha Wheellock wants women and girls to understand the cost and importance of the vote.  How better than tell the story of Inez Milholland, an astounding woman who gave her life for the 19th Amendment!

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Get ready for August 26th: Women’s Equality Day!

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Plan for August 26th, the women’s 4th of July! on Vimeo.

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Two suffrage exhibits part of American Democracy Collection

A Nellie Bly special: Trade Cards from the collection of Kenneth Florey on Vimeo.

Kenneth Florey’s suffrage movement collection has added to our understanding of the movement and what it took to win the vote.

The above video highlights trade card images of Nellie Bly. Now, Ken Florey has created two exhibits, “Women’s Suffrage Memorabilia” and “Two Women Presidential Candidates (Victoria Woodhull and Belva Lockwood)” for the online Google Arts & Culture’s American Democracy Collection. Dr. Florey, Professor Emeritus of English from Southern Connecticut State University, has written two books on suffrage artifacts, “Women’s Suffrage Memorabilia: an Illustrated Historical Study” and “American Women Suffrage Postcards: a Study and Catalog.”

The Google Arts & Culture’s American Democracy Collection brings together over 70 exhibits and 2500+ artifacts from 44 institutions dedicated to the preservation of U.S. political history and the practice of American democracy. The exhibition is open for all at g.co/AmericanDemocracy and through the Google Arts & Culture mobile app for iOS and Android.

Google Arts & Culture is a product of the Google Cultural Institute and its partners designed to put the world’s cultural treasures at the fingertips of Internet users and to assist the cultural sector in sharing more of its diverse heritage online. The Google Cultural Institute has partnered with more than 1100 institutions, providing the Arts & Culture platform to over 400 thousand artworks and a total of 5 million photos, videos, manuscripts and other documents of art, culture and history.

Dr. Florey’s two exhibits for the American Democracy Collection include representations of such memorabilia from the Woman Suffrage movement as sashes, china, buttons and badges, postcards, pennants, ballots, sheet music, and photographs. Featured are images of both Belva Lockwood and Victoria Woodhull that have not been published previously in any form.

Dr. Florey’s belief is that memorabilia makes a significant statement about the nature of the suffrage movement. It has provided us with a glimpse of period attitudes and arguments for and against women’s rights that are only partially revealed in speeches, tracts, and documents. His collection has served as a research tool for scholars interested in suffrage history and ideology who have focused their studies not only on postcards but also on such diverse materials as cookbooks, sheet music, and buttons and badges. His website at http://womansuffragememorabilia.com/ continues to be a highly used and respected tool for both historians and collectors.

Below: A short video highlighting the postcards from 2015 book by Kenneth Florey.

“American Woman Suffrage Postcards” by Kenneth Florey on Vimeo.

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In 2020, let’s make Women’s Equality Day a national holiday!

Americans throughout the nation are joining the Women’s History Alliance in order to support Women’s Equality Day on August 26, 2020 being declared as a federal holiday.

Can we do this in four years? The planning for the 2020 suffrage centennial is already underway. This includes the 2020 Women’s Vote Centennial Initiative (WVCI) that is looking toward programs and events throughout the nation. The National Collaborative of Women’s History Sites (NCWHS) is working to establish a Votes for Women Heritage Trail. It is on board, as is the National Women’s History Project with its 2016 theme, “Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government” with a special 2016 Women’s Equality Day poster and a 2016 Women’s Equality Day PowerPoint presentation.

Sign up to become a state contact for the Women’s History Alliance by contacting Molly Murphy MacGregor at nwhp1980@gmail.com or
(707) 636-2888.

IN OTHER NEWS: A project to celebrate the 2017 women’s suffrage centennial in NYS. Dawn Scibilia, a filmmaker, is working on a documentary about political women in the twentieth century (1920, 1930, and 1940s). The crowd funding campaign to support “After the Vote” is about the many women who played influential political roles in twentieth-century New York City. Most Americans recognize the name of Eleanor Roosevelt but they may have little knowledge of the progressive public policies she advocated and helped achieve. Fewer still are aware of Frances Perkins, a key figure in achieving Social Security and the rights of labor unions. Hundreds of other women had similar policy goals and worked alongside Roosevelt and Perkins to win them. Contact: https://www.gofundme.com/Afterthevote

Convention Days are celebrated in July in Seneca Falls, New York each year. And while you’re in Seneca Falls, visit the women’s rights park.
Convention Days in Seneca Falls, NY

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Get your free copy of film about Inez Milholland, America’s suffrage martyr!

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Wild West Women proudly announces the release and complimentary distribution of the film, “Inez Milholland ~ Forward into Light.” The trailer is shown here.

 This short documentary tells the story of American icon, Inez Milholland who broke convention with her striking conscience advocating for gender equality, pacifism, racial justice, unions and free speech in the early Twentieth Century. She became the voice of suffrage.

 In 1916 she crossed the country, giving 50 speeches in 28 days. Pushing through exhaustion and anemia she fell at the podium October 23,1916 at Los Angeles, Blanchard Hall.  She was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital where she died 30 days later. Her last public sentence, “President Wilson, how long must women wait for liberty?”

Run time: 15 minutes  Visit http://InezMilholland.org for ordering information.

Inspired by the Southern Poverty Law Center’s production and free distribution of “Selma,” filmmaker, Martha Wheelock made the decision to make a film about Inez Milholland,  the American suffragist who lost her life while campaigning across the West for federal suffrage.

 With the shockingly low numbers of Americans voting, Martha Wheellock wants women and girls to understand the cost and importance of the vote.  How better than tell the story of Inez Milholland, an astounding woman who gave her life for the 19th Amendment!

Suffrage CentennialsimagesFollow SuffrageCentennials.com on Facebook page, Twitter, email subscription, and the Quarterly Newsletter. Sign up for email on this web page. Stay up to date with postings, audio podcasts, and videos. Plan for your suffrage centennial event. And don’t forget to pass on women’s suffrage storytelling to the next generation. Suffrage Centennial videos on Vimeo.

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