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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 (Admin)
- Wednesday, October 6, 2021
- 4:00pm - 5:00pm