Inez Milholland Boissevain

A photo of Inez Milholland Boissevain. Lawyer, pacifist, feminist, suffragette, and national face of the women's movement, she married a Dutchman - she proposed to him! - and lost her American citizenship. (Women had to take the man's citizenship.)

Despite suffering from pernicious anemia and over the protests of her family, she embarked on a speaking tour for women's rights in 1916. She collapsed on stage in Los Angeles and died about a month later in a local hospital. She was 30 years old.

Her last public words were "Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty?"
Date & Place:
Aug 6, 1886 - Nov 25, 1916
Updated Mar 08, 2019

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In part because she was considered a beauty at the time, this woman became one of the faces of the early women's movement. She died young but like most women, she made a big impact on society!
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Becky Kelly
Love these old pictures.
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Todd Garrison
Just read the Wikipedia article about Inez Milholland Boissevain. Fascinating woman.
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Cathy Liles Hooper
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Jan Mortimer
It is tragic that she died so young.
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Haddad Caroline
Why not include her name in the heading?
Mar 09, 2019 · Reply
Patty Jenkins Carson
Such an amazing woman.
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Brenda Parnin Bartlett
Beautifull photo
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Jon Henderson
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absolutely lovely
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Ulla Cocke
Look at that wonderful embroidery of her bodice!
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