Join the LWVFRA's Centennial Celebration Committee to mark the "Night of Terror," just over 100 years ago, when 33 suffragists were arrested for protesting outside of the White House. The women were brutally beaten and tortured at the Occoquan Workhouse, a prison in Lorton, Virginia.
The League of Women Voters of the Fredericksburg area invites you to take part in touring the Lucy Burns Museum (formerly the Occoquan Workhouse). The museum tells the story of the suffragists who were imprisoned for months in 1917 for seeking women's right to vote. On Saturday, February 8, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., museum staff will escort us on a special tour of the exhibits and show us the cells where women were held and tortured for refusing to cease their protests. Their advocacy caused public outrage and led to the passage of the 19th Amendment.
There is a cap on the number who can participate. The group will be limited to the first 20 who confirm. There is no charge. We will carpool to the museum or you may meet us there. Please call Diane Shea at 540-370-8868 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your space!