Inez Milholland Boissevain

Updated Mar 08, 2019
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on Jan 09, 2012 9:45 AM
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?"
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AncientFaces commented on Mar 08, 2019
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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