The ladies of the early Twentieth Century liked their cup of tea. In fact, philanthropist and radical feminist, Mrs. Alva Vanderbilt Belmont had a special Chinese tea house built on the grounds of her Newport home; The Marble House in 1913 where she used customized china. “VOTES FOR WOMEN,” tea service was first used at her famous suffrage meeting on July 8th, 1914.
The women and girls of the Twenty-First Century wear their favorite brand on a Tee. At the Inez Shop you can get a teapot and a tee.
The dream started long ago. Filmmaker, Martha Wheelock loved Inez Milholland and wanted to tell Inez’s story to the women and girls of the U.S. It rose to the surface with the Centennial of Inez’s massive cross-country tour of 1916 and converged with the upcoming celebration of the Centennial of the 19th Amendment in 2020: Women’s right to vote.
Inspiration caught Martha’s eye when the Southern Poverty Law Center made a short documentary, Selma: The Bridge to the Ballot. Their film celebrates the Voting Rights Act and is distributed for free. It is their call to cast the vote.
And now you can order Inez Milholland ~ Forward into Light for free. We hope you will show it to students, organizers, house-parties, everywhere voters meet. We want you to discover the heart and spirit of Inez and honor her memory with your precious vote.