Inez Milholland – A Snapshot Biography

Inez Milholland

“Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty?”

Inez Milholland was the kind of person who people said “could not be happy while others suffered.” She wanted to defend those who faced oppression. 

So she became a lawyer. And worked tirelessly for equality, particularly for women’s rights.

“Only the hopes of women have we; and our own spirit and a mighty principle. Women of these states, unite. We have only our chains to lose, and a whole nation to gain.”

In 1916, while suffering from poor health she went on tour to speak about rights for women. And it was on this tour that in the middle of a speech she collapsed. She died soon after at just 30 years old.