JOIN US ON WOMEN’S EQUALITY DAY
“For the first time in the world women are asked to unite with women in a common cause. Will you stand by?” — Inez Milholland Boissevain, 1916
It was 100 years ago this year that Inez Milholland Boissevain collapsed on stage and later died of pernicious anemia while crossing the country speaking about suffrage. She was only 30. She holds the distinction of being the first woman to lie in state at the US Capitol. If her name is unfamiliar, maybe you’ll remember her as the herald leading suffrage parades, wearing a white gown and sitting on a white horse.
Please join us on Women’s Equality Day, Friday, August 26th, at Gunston Hall Plantation as we share her story.
We will show a recently released short video and discuss her role as the martyr of the suffrage movement. There will also be a discussion on how the Constitution and Bill of Rights affected women during the Suffragist Movement and today. Nationally renowned historian, Edith Mayo, Curator Emeritus in Political and Women’s History at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History, will be presenting.
Reserve your spot by clicking here. You may also send a check payable to TPSMA with note “Milholland Event” and mail to TPSMA, 5400 Ox Road, Fairfax Station VA 22039. Cost is $10 per person and light refreshments will be served. Doors open at 6:30 and program will be from 7-8:30 p.m.
Please join us and learn more about the suffragist movement, George Mason and the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial project at beautiful Gunston Hall.