Ask Your Library

 

Event box

The Night Of Terror: Suffragists At The Occoquan Workhouse

The Night Of Terror: Suffragists At The Occoquan Workhouse

Cindy Bennett from the Burke Historical Society

will discuss the story and fate of 33 suffragists imprisoned at the Occoquan (Lorton) Workhouse in November 1917, where they encountered unprecedented psychological intimidation and physical violence. 

The tenacity of these fearless women

led to the 1920 passage of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote.

 A Zoom invitation will be emailed to registrants one day before the program.

Related LibGuide: Fairfax County History by Fairfax County Public Library (FCPL)

Date:
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
Time:
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Categories:
Lecture/Workshop
Audience:
  Adults     Teens  

Registration is required. There are 53 seats available.

FCPL Event Guidelines

Event Organizer

Profile photo of George Mason Regional Library Staff
George Mason Regional Library Staff

Ask Your Library