Friday, July 3, 2015

Emily McCoy, Guest Speaker at June 25th TRC Meeting, Women's Suffrage History and Memorial

At the June 25th TRC meeting, guest speaker Emily McCoy presented an informative program on Women's Suffrage, tracing the movement through the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1919 guaranteeing women the right to vote. Mrs. McCoy went on to explain how many women were arrested for their protest activities in Washington and then imprisoned in the old DC Workhouse Prison in Lorton, VA. She chairs The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association, which is seeking to "build a... garden-style national memorial to commemorate the suffrage struggle, focused on the suffragists whose brutal imprisonment at the Occoquan Workhouse served as a significant turning point in achieving a woman's right to vote; and to educate, inspire, and empower present and future generations to remain vigilant in the quest for equal rights."

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