|The portrait of Inez made |
in 1924 for the Pageant in
But the great inspiration for the final push for suffrage was Inez Milholland.
Her portrait hung in splendor over the mantelpiece of the Belmont-Paul House until 2011, when the mantelpiece was removed.
A committee headed by Allegra Milholland and Alfred Boissevain (nephew of Inez's husband Eugen; my late mother was Eugen's niece) raised the funds to restore the portrait. I helped put together the committee.
|Mt. Discovery is in the back of Meadowmount, where|
Inez Milholland grew up and learned to ride, in
Lewis, N.Y., the site of a suffrage pageant in 1924.
The Milholland home is now a music school.
She collapsed in the middle of campaigning for women suffrage and died a few weeks later. In this centennial year, how can we best create a memorial for her?
The newspapers in 1916 said that Mt. Discovery (its peak 1,552 feet above sea level) would be renamed. It is part of the Meadowmount property in Lewis, Essex County, N.Y. that John E. Milholland purchased. It is supposed to be renamed Mt. Inez. But it hasn't happened.
What would it take to make this happen? Governor Cuomo, can you do something to remember this great woman who fought for human rights? (Matilda Cuomo, wouldn't this be a good idea?)