Near Lorton in Fairfax County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
Sentenced for “obstructing the traffic” or “unlawful assembly,” they demanded treatment as political prisoners but were instead met with cruel punishments and deplorable living conditions.
The struggle for womenís suffrage continued as the women shared their stories through publications, rallies and legislative sessions. In 1920, women were granted the right to vote following ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Erected 2009 by Fairfax County Chapter, NSDAR.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of the American Revolution marker series.
Location. Touch for map. It is to the left of the entrance to building 2, facing the courtyard. Marker is at or near this postal address: 9601 Ox Rd, Lorton VA 22079, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Occoquan Workhouse (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lorton Nike Missile Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); Town of Occoquan (approx. one mile away); Occoquan River Bridges (approx. one mile away); Occoquan (approx. one mile away); Historic Occoquan - Center for the Processing of Grain (approx. one mile away); The Dogue Indians (approx. one mile away); Ellicottís Mill (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lorton.
Also see . . . History. This brief historical sketch is on the Workhouse Arts Center website. Excerpt: “At the beginning of the 20th Century, President Theodore Roosevelt
“At the same time, the Womenís Division of the Workhouse was established west of the Menís Workhouse. The Womenís Division is known for having held approximately 168 women, most from the National Women's Party, for picketing in front of the White House for womenís voting rights. Lucy Burns, who, along with Alice Paul, founded the National Womenís Party, was one of the women incarcerated in the Womenís Division of the Workhouse.” (Submitted on May 1, 2010.)
Categories. • 20th Century •
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