“Christmas Day this year will be the 100th anniversary of a huge memorial service on Capitol Hill for Inez Milholland Boissevain, a New Yorker who died on Nov. 25, 1916. Her death played a crucial role in the passage of the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote.”
Thus begins an excellent article published in the Easthampton Star on December 22, in East Hampton, Long Island. Written by John Tepper Marlin, it tells the story of Inez Milholland, a heroic martyr who died while working for the suffrage cause. The article also gives information about the campaign petitioning President Obama to award Milholland the Presidential Citizens Medal for her life’s work. It is crucial to contact the President and encourage him to do so before he leaves office.
Link to the article here: http://easthamptonstar.com/Opinion/20161222/A%E2%80%88Suffragist-Warrior-John-Tepper-Marlin
For further information log onto: http://InezMilhollandCentennial.com. More information can also be found at the Suffrage Wagon website of our good friend, Marguerite Kearns: http://suffragewagon.org.