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Lucy Burns was an American suffragist. After protesting in D.C., she was arrested and sent to a workhouse. To break their spirits, the jailers began what has become known as the "Night of Terror." Lucy Burns was beaten and handcuffed to her cell door with her hands above her head and left that way for the entire night. Of all the American Suffragists, Lucy Burns spent the most time in jail. Here's to our right to vote!
Dora Lewis was among the outspoken hunger-striking suffragist prisoners and she received some of the most brutal treatment at the hands of wardens at the District jail and the Occoquan Workhouse. During the infamous “Night of Terror” of November 15, 1917, at Occoquan, Lewis was hurled bodily into her cell. She was knocked unconscious and feared dead when she collided headfirst against her iron bed frame.
Lucy Burns was an American suffragist women's rights advocate. In 1917 she was imprisoned at Occoquan Workhouse for protesting, picketing, marching at the White House. She endured the “Night of Terror” by the guards. The women were treated brutally were refused medical attention. Of the well-known suffragists of the era, Burns spent the most time in jail. Photo by Harris Ewing. ~Fighting for Our Rights.
Suffragists who were jailed at either the Occoquan workhouse in Lorton, VA or in Washington DC in 1917. Thank you, sisters. 100 years ago today, there was a massive women's suffrage movement march in DC. The mistreatment of these activists by the crowd led to increased attention for their cause. I am grateful for and humbled by their courage. (BTW...Woodrow Wilson was a prick.)
The US Capitol, Washington, DC as it appeared in 1861. Today (12 April) is the day in 1861 when Confederate artillery opened fire on Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, ushing 4 years of civil war in America. By 1865, approx. 625,000 Amercians had perished as a result of the war. This was the deadliest war in American history.