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    On the 'Night of Terror' on Nov. 15, 1917, the warden at the Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia ordered his guards to teach a lesson to the suffragists imprisoned there because they dared to picket Woodrow Wilson's White House for the right to vote. Dora Lewis was thrown into a prison cell, smashing her head on an iron bed which knocked her unconscious. She then suffered a heart attack. Additional affidavits describe the guards dragging, beating, choking, slamming, pinching, and kicking the women.

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They hurled Dora Lewis into a dark cell, smashed her head against an iron bed and knocked her out cold. Her cell mate, Alice Cosu, thought Lewis was dead and suffered a heart attack. Thus unfolded the 'Night of Terror' on Nov. 15, 1917, when the warden at the Occoquan Workhouse in Virginia ordered his guards to teach a lesson to the suffragists imprisoned there because they dared to picket Woodrow Wilson's White House for the right to vote.

Suffragette, Britain, 1911. Women of Britain & the U.S., never waste your right to vote. These women fought, died and starved for a right we now take for granted. It's a right still denied to millions of women around the world.

'Night of Terror' on Nov. 15, 1917- Lucy Burns hands were chained to the cell bars above her head and left hanging! All through the night, bleeding and gasping for air. I am WOMAN I WILL VOTE!

"The hand of Mrs. Wilhelm Roentgen: the first X-ray image, 1895 In Otto Glasser, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen and the early history of the Roentgen rays. London, 1933. National Library of Medicine. The announcement of Roentgen’s discovery, illustrated with an X-ray photograph of his wife’s hand, was hailed as one of mankind’s greatest technological accomplishments, an invention that would revolutionize every aspect of human existence."

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!

On the 23th of August 1989 two million people across Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined hands, creating a human chain, to protest peacefully against the Soviet occupation//

Sisters 1900 - the seated girl is either deceased or near death with illness. The standing sister is holding her hand up, not holding hands with her.

"That holding up a picture frame within a picture idea is so original!" ha, think again... here's a group of friends from New York in 1864.

Freedom March, New York (Harlem), March 1965. I love how she is marching with what is probably dinner swinging from her hand.

"My hands are doing kitchen duty right on the home front!" Hinds for Hands advertisement, 1942.