INEZ MILHOLLAND BOISSEVAIN POSTER
Inez Milholland Boissevain led the Woman Suffrage Procession in Washington,D.C. on March 3, 1913, wearing a crown and a long white cape atop a white horse named Gray Dawn. She had been leading Suffrage Parades since 1911,. The New York Sun stated "No suffrage parade was complete without Inez Milholland Boissevain". She was a graduate of Vassar College in 1909, NY Univ. Law School in 1912 and then admitted to the Bar in NY. While at Vassar, she started the suffrage movement. In 1916, she went on a speaking tour for the National Woman's Party, even though she had pernicious anemia and collapsed during a speech, was rushed to a hospital but despite many transfusions she died on November 25,1916. The 19th Amendment was passed by Congress on June 4, 1919 and then ratified on August 18, 1920. It is a fitting tribute to her that 100 years after her death, a woman is finally a Presidential Candidate of a major Political Party.