Help build a national memorial dedicated to American suffragists, focusing on those who endured brutal imprisonment to win voting rights for women!
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.