INEZ MILHOLLAND BOISSEVAIN – Stories of an American suffragette, who led the 1913 Washington march, championing the black Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Her death in 1916 galvanized the National Woman's Party, which launched picketing of Wilson's White House. After arrests of the picketers, and a hunger strike and maltreatment of the prisoners (force-feeding), public opinion changed. Wilson did too, and the 19th Amendment became law in 1920.
Sunday, June 12, 2016
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I am working on this with Noah Sisk (Gen11), son of Dean and Kara Wilkinson Sisk (Gen10). His grandmother is Pamela Boissevain Wilkinson (Gen9), who accompanied her grandson to the Amsterdam Reunion in 2016. His great-grandfather Matthijs (Tice) Boissevain (Gen8) organized the Boissevain, Manitoba Reunion 1992and died in 1998 in the midst of trying to make a list of every member of the Boissevain family, including female lines. His grandmother's sisters Kim Boissevain Buck (Gen9) and Romelia Boissevain Kalff (Gen9) were also at the 2016 Amsterdam Reunion.