Suffragists’ Night of Terror at the Occoquan Workhouse

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Nov 8, 201737m
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Suffragists’ Night of Terror at the Occoquan Workhouse
Nov 8 '1737m
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In November 1917, guards at the Occoquan Workhouse assaulted and terrorized 33 women from the National Woman’s Party. They were serving sentences for charges like “obstructing sidewalk traffic” after peacefully protesting in front of the White House.

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