The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association


Help build a memorial dedicated to those who endured harsh imprisonment to secure voting rights for American women.


Photo: Alice Paul toasts final victory for woman suffrage
Alice Paul toasts final victory for woman suffrage

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Fairfax County, Virginia is the site of possibly the most significant moment in the fight for women’s suffrage in the United States. 


In 1917, more than 70 suffragists were imprisoned in the Occoquan Workhouse, then part of the Lorton Prison complex, in retaliation for picketing the Woodrow Wilson White House for the right to vote. The reports of inhumane conditions, beatings and force-feeding at the workhouse electrified the country and became the “turning point” in the struggle for the 19th Amendment.

The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association is working with the NOVA Parks (Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority (NVRPA) to raise funds to erect a suffragist memorial to commemorate the struggle of these women and educate future generations.

Help us build a memorial to honor these suffragists, and to educate and inspire current and future generations.

The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and donations in support of the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial are charitable contributions deductible to the maximum extent permitted by law.  Thank you for your support.


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Help us build a memorial dedicated to those who endured harsh imprisonment to secure voting rights for American women.