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When Rolling Stone entered the debate about putting a woman on the $10 bill by offering a list of 10 worthy female candidates, number two on their roster was Inez Milholland (Class of 1912). Milholland made an indelible impression leading the Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913 in Washington, DC. She wore a crown and a long white cape while riding a white horse down Pennsylvania Avenue. A legendary activist for numerous causes, Milholland died at age 30 after collapsing in the middle of a speech promoting women’s suffrage, and became a martyr of the movement. Her last public words, just before her collapse, were, “Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty?”

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