|Inez Milholland at the U.S. Capitol, getting ready to|
lead the March 2, 1913 Suffrage March. (Library of Congress.)
She symbolizes the perseverance and sacrifices required to win equality for women.
She was born in what is now called Brooklyn Heights, to John E. Milholland and Jeanne Torrey Milholland.
- Her father, Derry-born John E. Milholland, was a reporter and labor negotiator when she was born. He was politically involved, and first ran a newspaper in Ticonderoga, N.Y. after attending New York University. Then he worked for the New York Tribune for 12 years and won fame for settling a strike (his brother headed the printers' union). As a committed Presbyterian and Lincoln Republican, Milholland championed the rights of black Americans as well as votes for women. He was the founding Treasurer of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
- Her mother, Bostonian Jeanne Torrey, in 1910 wrote an article in The Crisis encouraging black people to join the suffragists. (Facing photo of Jeanne Torrey.) Inez summered in upstate, in Lewis, N.Y. The Milholland home there was called “Meadowmount”. It includes a mountain, Mt. Discovery, that was renamed Mt. Inez after Inez’s death, although the maps have not been changed (a reason for protest in this centennial year of Inez's death).
Inez Milholland's 130th birthday is on August 6, 2016.
|Original faded poster, left. Durable enlarged version, right.|
She died on November 25, 1916. This is the centennial year of her death.
To mark the anniversary, Boissevain Books has prepared a durable enlarged copy of the iconic poster of Inez and is selling it for $30.
To order, go to Boissevain Books and scroll down.