Turning Point Suffragist Memorial

 

This memorial is planned for a park near where the suffragists were imprisoned for silently picketing the White House in support of the right to vote for women.  The suffering of these and other women across the country who led the way to establish our right to vote is being recognized through this memorial planned for a riverside park in Lorton, Va. where suffragists were imprisoned, brutalized and force fed. To see the park setting and central figure of the suffragist who was hung by her wrists from the ceiling of her cell, go to www.suffragistmemorial.org

Too few of our history books record the full extent of their suffering. If the members and friends of the Maryland League contribute at least $1000, our League will be named on the wall of donors at the memorial. An anonymous donor has already contributed $500 in the name of the Maryland League. 

Want to help LWVMD support this important piece of history? Click the donate button here.

 

 

Even a $5 contribution will go a long way to helping us reach our goal, and preserving history.