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 . Too few of our history books record the full extent of their suffering.

Members and friends of the Maryland League contributed $1,835 ($835 past our goal!). Our League will now be named on the wall of donors at the memorial. 





Richard Willson


Retired housing professional, past VISTA volunteer, Christian disciple, LWV member