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Vision 2020 & Surprise News about the Suffrage Wagon!


SURPRISE NEWS ALERT: The “Spirit of 1776” suffrage wagon will be on exhibit from March 2020 at the New York State Museum in Albany, NY through the summer of 2020. And even better—news that the suffrage campaign wagon used by Edna Kearns and others during 1913 will be returning for an exhibit in Stony Brook, NY (Long Island) during September 2020.

This will be quite a homecoming. The wagon left Long Island in 1920 for Pennsylvania, and its return marks 100 years of being away from Long Island. At present, and the wagon is part of the permanent collection of the NYS Museum in Albany, NY. It has been exhibited there in 2010, 2012, 2017-2018, and now, 2020.

This year is what we have all been waiting for. It’s the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution and celebrations are taking place all over the United States and abroad.


The year 2020 started with the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, California. Women representing those determined to celebrate the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution were there. From the reports, the parade was a heart-felt and impressive event—not only for the recognition that it took 72 years from the 1848 women’s rights convention in Seneca Falls, NY, but even longer. Women were active in rights campaigning from the official birth of the nation and before.

Here is a selection from the newsletter of the National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites: “The crowd didn’t seem to recognize us just as a symbol of history, they saw us as a symbol of hope… Our chants changed as we marched from, ‘Votes for Women!’ to ‘Use your Vote!’ and the crowd joined in. In honor of float rider civil rights icon, Dolores Huerta, we began, “Si se puede!” Spanish for “Yes we can!” Again the crowd roared back. The energy never stopped, we were waving furiously and high-fiving hands even through the last block.”

The National Collaborative for Women’s History Sites is yet another example of the efforts of concerned citizens around the nation who have been working behind the scenes for the past decade to make sure that 2020 reflects the hard work by volunteers for years.


Consider focusing a program on Inez Milholland, the US suffrage martyr. You can quickly pull together an excellent 15-minute film about Inez; the Gazette, a tabloid and handout on 2020 suffrage events and special celebrations published by the Women’s History Alliance (see their web shop for details), music by Earth Mama and other performers (see January 12, 2020 posting), plus many other resources.

In late 2019, Mt. Discovery was renamed Mt. Inez, in honor of Inez Milholland, the US suffrage martyr from upstate New York. The town of Lewis, NY and its residents are proud of the road markers erected locally, funded by the Pomeroy Foundation, to mark and locate Milholland’s grave and related locations. The Milholland family lived in Lewis, NY for many decades. And the town has been the site of many observances over the years to commemorate Inez.

There’s a terrific 15-minute film about Inez, perfect for 2020 observances and for the general public. And the renaming of Mt. Discovery in the Adirondack Mountain region of New York State is a milestone in the work conducted over the past decade to bring the stories about US suffrage activists to the attention of the public. Stay in touch with the many observances during 2020 to bring the story of the history of the US women’s rights movement to the attention of the broader public.

Visit InezMilholland.wordpress.com to follow updates. This blog was launched in 2016 to commemorate the centennial of Inez Milholland’s death.

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An occasion to celebrate—Inez Milholland’s birthday on August 6th!


Mark your calendar for August 6th and make plans now for an observance. Inez Milholland is the US suffrage martyr. And more Americans than ever know about her because of the 2016 centennial observance of her death in 2016, a special campaign by the National Women’s History Alliance with Marguerite Kearns and Robert P.J. Cooney Jr. as co-chairs.


Check out InezMilholland.wordpress.com for updates about how Inez will be honored when it has been 100 years since the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constiitution. It isn’t too early to mark your calendar and get busy with others across the nation who are planning to observe Inez Milholland on her birthday in August.


Suffrage Wagon News Channel will commemorate ten years of publishing since 2009.

LetsRockTheCradle.com is a public service for the media, policymakers, historians, and many others.

SuffrageCentennials.com highlights and events and special programs planned for 2020.

InezMilhollandCentennial.com has lots of resources and information about the nation’s suffrage martyr.

Breaking News, plus 2020 suffrage centennial is gaining momentum!


The State of New Mexico is organizing for 2020 with its first planning meeting held in Albuquerque. On the agenda is finding an organization to take responsibility for special programs throughout 2020.


The Alice Paul Institute is celebrating Paul’s 134th birthday today, and carrying on her work in the support of the Equal Rights Amendment.

IN SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL NEWS: The UK has listed many sites of suffrage protest on its National Heritage list. This includes Emmeline Pankhurst’s tomb, Bristol Hall, and Her Majesty’s Theatre. Marches, exhibits, theatre, conferences and more marked the UK’s 2018 suffrage centennial where women won partial voting rights, with full suffrage in 1928. In the US, work continues to prepare for the 2020 national suffrage centennial.

Suffrage Centennials features the trends, news, views, and views of the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the US. This video highlights associated interests and concerns. Suffrage Wagon Cafe has monthly programs and videos advocating that we all observe, celebrate, and make the most of 2020 when US women will have been voting, or have had the partial right to vote, for 100 years.

During 2020, a great deal is planned, and we’ll follow the expected events and observances on this web platform, as well as events and programs organized from now to 2020. Celebrate women’s freedom to vote. We worked hard for it and now we’re concerned about fair and honest elections, more women participating in the electoral process, inclusion, diversity, and much more.

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Christmas Day and Inez Milholland go together!

From 2016 to 2020 for Inez Milholland, the U.S. suffrage martyr! on Vimeo.

It wasn’t so long ago that when Inez Milholland’s name was mentioned, many people asked “Who is she?” Now things have changed, and the name recognition for our nation’s suffrage martyr is at a much higher level. This is due, in part, to the flurry of activity during 2016 and the centennial of Inez Milholland’s death.

The National Women’s History Project honored Inez during 2016, and now she has been nominated to be included in the National Women’s Hall of Fame. When will we know? Some time during 2019. And we are continuing to work toward Inez being included in the 2020 suffrage festivities. This video was produced back in 2016 when we launched the centennial observance for Inez.

Stay tuned for new developments. Martha Wheelock and Wild West Women produced a terrific 15-minute video in 2016 that brought the story of Inez to thousands of people across the nation and around the world. The Inez centennial blog continues following Inez and those who love her. Honor Inez during 2019. Keep your fingers crossed for good news!

Happy Holidays from your friends celebrating suffrage centennials!

Holiday greetings from your suffrage centennial friends! on Vimeo.

Happy holidays through the New Year from your suffrage centennial friends!

Statue projects commemorating Votes for Women activists are expensive. There are statues popping up all over the US, including statues of Sojourner Truth and Rosalie Jones planned by the State of New York; the statue of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in NYC’s Central Park; statues of Tennessee’s suffrage activists involved in the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution; and more.

A statue project to honor Emily Davison, the UK’s suffrage martyr, is underway. Davison died on June 8, 1913. emilydavisonmemorialproject.wordpress.com

No statue exists or is planned to honor Inez Milholland, the US suffrage martyr, who died in 1916 in California.

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Advertise in the Gazette in 2019 for the national suffrage centennial!

Votes for Women news to prepare for 2020 suffrage centennial on Vimeo.


Consider advertising your event, celebration, etc. in the National Women’s History Project’s Gazette, “How Women Won the Votes.” It is chock full of information, resources, memorabilia, books, and much more.

SuffrageCentennials.com has been publishing since 2013. Visit Suffrage Wagon News Channel for news and views about the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the US. LetsRockTheCradle.com provides updates about action campaigns.


Keep Inez Milholland’s memory in the public domain. In 2016 Marguerite Kearns and Bob Cooney coordinated the centennial of Milholland’s death. Refresh your memory at InezMilhollandCentennial.com

Follow InezMilholland.wordpress.com, a site that has been publishing since 2016 for the 100 anniversary of Milholland’s death, a commemoration sponsored by the Women’s History Alliance, formerly the National Women’s History Project.

IN OTHER NEWS FOR 2020 CENTENNIAL: One of the many events and celebrations coming up over the holidays!

LetsRockTheCradle.com is a public service for media inquiries about the 2020 votes for women centennial.

SuffrageCentennials.com gives an overview of events and celebrations.


Inez Milholland books are a great gift idea!

You’ll be doing your part by getting prepared for the 2020 national centennial observance by purchasing Remembering Inez: The Last Campaign of Inez Milholland, Suffrage Martyr by Robert P.J. Cooney, Jr. Remembering Inez presents images and primary documents associated with Milholland’s life and times that haven’t been in general circulation before this.

November 2018 was the publication date for a new book with Inez Milholland on the cover: “Bold and brave: Ten Heroes who won women the right to vote” by Kirsten Gillibrand and Maira Kalman.

The Cooney book highlights impressive photography of the period and what Inez Milholland’s contemporaries had to say about her. Robert P.J. Cooney, Jr.  is the author of Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement , a classic work that details the many campaigns involved with winning votes for women before 1920. Winning the Vote was produced in conjunction with the National Women’s History Project. It’s a basic reference book worth owning, loaded with images that will keep you fascinated from page one to the end, and it’s a hefty tome indeed that anyone interested in the suffrage movement shouldn’t be without.

If you order through the National Women’s History Project, you’ll be supporting a terrific organization with more than 40 years advocating for writing women into history. Remembering Inez is an essential and important work to add to any suffrage movement library. Order the book now at the specially dedicated web site: RememberingInez.com

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NEWS about federal women’s suffrage commission! Plus grant for National Women’s Hall of Fame…


We’ve been advocating for celebrating the 100th anniversary of women voting in 2020 since we took a blogging tour of the “Cradle” of the women’s rights movement in the US. The number of planned events for 2020 and the 100th anniversary of womens’ right to vote will make a leap on December 7, 2018 with a meeting in Washington, DC. at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument, 144 Constitution Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20002; in the Allender Gallery on the 2nd floor.

For more information, contact Kim Oliver, Designated Federal Officer, Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, 1849 C Street, NW, Room 7313, Washington, DC 20240; phone: (202) 912-7510; fax: (202) 219-2100; email: kmoliver@blm.gov.


The US Congress passed legislation to create the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission Act, a bill, “to ensure a suitable observance of the centennial of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment of the Constitution of the United States providing for women’s suffrage.”

The duties of the Commission, as written in the law, include: (1) To encourage, plan, develop, and execute programs, projects, and activities to commemorate the centennial of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment; (2) To encourage private organizations and State and local Governments to organize and participate in activities commemorating the centennial of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment; (3) To facilitate and coordinate activities throughout the United States relating to the centennial of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment; (4) To serve as a clearinghouse for the collection and dissemination of information about events and plans for the centennial of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment; and (5) To develop recommendations for Congress and the President for commemorating the centennial of the passage and ratification of the 19th Amendment.


Sandra Weber will present a program about Inez Milholland at the Susan B. Anthony Museum & House in Rochester, New York on December 3, 2018. It is part of the museum and house lecture series in its 16th year. Milholland is the US suffrage martyr.

The National Women’s Hall of Fame is celebrating 50 years in operation in Seneca Falls, NY. Their good news has to do with reaching the level of funding desired so the organization can move to the historic Seneca knitting mill, an 1844 landmark.


On Christmas day in 1916, women from all over the nation gathered in Washington, DC for a memorial service honoring Inez Milholland. They called her their suffrage martyr. Doris Stevens in her 1920 book, “Jailed for Freedom,” honored Inez in this selection from her book published by Librivox and edited by Suffrage Wagon News Channel.

In 2016, the National Women’s History Project honored Inez in a year-long observance chaired by Marguerite Kearns and Robert P.J. Cooney Jr. Martha Wheelock and Wild West Women produced a 15-minute film distributed to thousands of individuals, organizations, and schools throughout the nation. Suffrage Centennials was a partner in this centennial observance.


Visit InezMilholland.wordpress.com for updates about Inez Milholland and the 2020 centennial observance of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution.

We are supporting all efforts to remember Inez during 2020, the nation’s suffrage centennial when American women will have been voting for 100 years.

suffragecentennials.com works hand in hand with LetsRockTheCradle.com, a public service working with communicators spreading the word about the 2020 centennial for women’s voting rights.


Refer writers and editors, bloggers, communicators, educators, and others to the Cradle site so that the women’s suffrage centennial gets the coverage it needs. It’s the 100th anniversary of women voting in 2020 with the celebrations of the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution that commemorates the anniversary of women’s right to vote.

“They stood together so we could stand out,” Turning Point Suffragist Memorial!

Support Turning Point Suffragist Memorial—the fundraising for the suffragist memorial proposed for Lorton, Virginia. Work is underway. The plan is to open the memorial by 2020 when American women will have been voting for 100 years.

The suffragist memorial is the only commemorative institution of its type. It is important as a symbol to keep the goal of equality alive.

Visit the web site: SuffragistMemorial.org

Take a look at the InezMilholland centennial blog: InezMilholland.wordpress.com

And keep supporting Suffrage Centennials as we chug along!

You have a head start by following Suffrage Centennials!

You’ll be walking arm and arm with us here at Suffrage Centennials when you get the frontline view of the demonstrations—and there were many—organized by women and their men allies in the struggle to win the vote. We refer to the “suffrage movement” now as the first wave of the women’s rights movement in the United States. The women of the first wave believed they were addressing the gender imbalance by winning voting rights. It wasn’t easy standing up to be counted. If they hadn’t set the first wave rolling, it would have waited until much later to accomplish such a difficult task.

FROM NEW ZEALAND: The government of New Zealand is interested in purchasing the former home of New Zealand women’s suffrage movement leader, Kate Sheppard. The building failed to sell at auction in Christchurch. It is where Sheppard collected thousands of signatures for a petition for women’s right to vote in 1893. The Clyde Road property is a Category 1 listed Historic Place and has a council valuation of $3.15 million.

WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY NEWS: August 26th was commemorated in 2018 by a wide range of organizations across the nation. Here is one such message from the national League of Women Voters.

The Alice Paul Institute sent out this communication for August 26th.


Suffrage Centennials has a lot to say about these hundred-year observances. After 100 years, it’s fascinating to see what has been accomplished, as well as get out our “to do” lists to plan for the long way still to go. We’re tracking centennial observances. So, come along:

Check in with the centennial blog carving out a path into the unknown to get the name of Inez Milholland (our U.S. suffrage martyr) recognized as a household name. Take at look at: InezMilholland.wordpress.com

In 2023 American women will have been working for equal rights in the U.S. Constitution for 100 years. Keep this in mind.

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