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Inez Milholland
Birth: Aug. 6, 1886
Kings County (Brooklyn)
New York, USA
Death: Nov. 25, 1916
Essex County
New York, USA

Suffragist. Attended Vassar College, where she excelled in track and field and drama. It was at Vassar that she first became active in the fight for women's suffrage. When the college refused to allow speakers on women's suffrage to appear on campus, Inez organized a rally in a local cemetery. Vassar suspended her for this, but she was not deterred. After graduating from Vassar in 1909, she earned a degree in labor law from NYU and became a respected attorney. In March of 1913, the day of Woodrow Wilson's presidential inauguration, 8,000 suffragettes marched for their cause in Washington D.C. Inez Milholland, dressed in white robes and riding on a white horse at the the head of the parade made a powerful and striking impression on the crowd. Later she became one of the leaders of the Congressional Union for Womens Suffrage, as well as the movement's most popular public speaker. She was also a cofounder of the N.A.A.C.P. On October 16, 1916, while giving a speech against Woodrow Wilson in Los Angeles, she suddenly collapsed. Inez Milholland lived with pernicious anemia, which had worsened due to her demanding speaking schedule and near constant travel. Ten weeks after her collapse, she died. She was thirty years old. Her last public words were, "Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty?" She was the wife of Dutch businessman Jan Boissevain. (bio by: Maude) 
Family links: 
  John E Milholland (1860 - 1925)
  Jean Torry Milholland (1863 - 1939)
  Eugen Jan Boissevain (1880 - 1949)*
  Inez Milholland (1886 - 1916)
  Vida Milholland (1888 - 1952)*
*Calculated relationship
Lewis Cemetery
Essex County
New York, USA
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- Janis•E
 Added: Aug. 4, 2017
To you and all those who fought and continue to fight for equality for women, thank you. May you be proud of what you made possible.
- Christine Schultz
 Added: May. 29, 2017
Fighting for women's suffrage, you had courage in a society of misogynist men. In 2017, we must not be complacent. Those gains are at risk for the same reasons. RIP
 Added: Mar. 2, 2017
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