SUFFRAGE STATUE PLANNED FOR WASHINGTON, DC
Back in 2013 when I started blogging on SuffrageCentennials.com, it seemed like an impossible dream to imagine that we would benefit from the cumulative effort of generations of women (and men) working toward equality by supporting a celebration of 100 years of US women voting in 2020.
Now the plans of a major suffragist memorial in Washington, DC (in addition to Turning Point Suffragist Memorial) is really happening. The number of celebrations and observances and all sorts of creative expressions of this magnificent accomplishment is astonishing. We have to keep this momentum increasing in the direction of a climate emergency, planet wide. The pandemic in 2020 is rearranging our priorities and perspectives.
BRONZE STATUE OF RUTH BADER GINSBERG TO BE UNVEILED IN MARCH 2021
A statue of Ruth Bader Ginsberg will be unveiled during Women’s History Month in 2021 in Brooklyn. Stay tuned for details as they become available.
LUCY STONE PROGRAM ON DECEMBER 29, 2020
UPDATE ON INEZ MILHOLLAND AND A THANK YOU TO AMY WALKER
A thank you to performer Amy Walker for her terrific feature program about Inez Milholland during 2020. Amy and others have kept the story of Inez alive during the past year. “Into Light” is being featured on Amazon Prime, and it’s a terrific way to sense the feeling of the times in which Milhollland lived and died. Support “Into Light” by watching it. And now…what we learned from the nomination of Inez for a national citizens award.
Our suffrage martyr, Inez Milholland, was nominated for a presidential citizens’ medal in 2016, but it wasn’t granted. There has been a revival of interest during 2020 in our US suffrage martyr, Inez. Keep her memory alive!
Publicity for Inez, as well as any subject, can be challenging. Often it takes many attempts before someone pays attention. The citizens’ medal campaign from 2016 is one example. It laid a base, even if the goal wasn’t realized.
SuffrageCentennials.com is looking ahead to the next big suffrage centennial observance in 2023 when US women will have been working for 100 years to include an Equal Rights Amendment in the US Constitution. It would be great if we could retire Suffrage Centennials, but the work toward equality continues.
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