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The Occoquan 72: The Ordeal of the Suffrage Pickets

The Occoquan 72: The Ordeal of the Suffrage Pickets

From July 1917 until November 1917, 72 members of the National Women's Party were incarcerated at the Women's Workhouse at Occoquan for picketing the White House  Why were they picketing and what did they hope to achieve? How were they treated and how did this impact women's effort to win woman's suffrage?  Why did their imprisonment at Occoquan end? How did their activities impact President Woodrow Wilson's attitude toward woman's suffrage? Find out the answers to these questions and more at this event with local author and historian Alice Reagan. 

A native of Deerfield in Upstate New York, Alice Reagan taught History at NVCC-Woodbridge for 32 years.  She serves as a docent and consultant at the Lucy Burns Museum at Lorton which she helped found. In 2022 she was named Professor Emerita, History. She is the co-author, with Kenena Spalding, of Lorton Prisons (2023).

Date:
Saturday, July 6, 2024
Time:
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location:
Burke Centre Meeting Room 116, Burke Centre Meeting Room 117
Library Branch:
Burke Centre Library
Categories:
Author Event History/Culture Women's History
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