From June to December, 1917

From June to December, 1917 (HM1CPV)

Location: Washington, DC 20002
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Country: United States of America
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N 38° 53.528', W 77° 0.236'

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The Occoquan Steps

From June to December 1917 members of the National Woman's Party were imprisoned for picketing the White House to publicize the struggle to win the vote for Women. Those incarcerated in the District of Columbia's workhouse in Occoquan, Virginia suffered horrible conditions and mistreatment, including being given rancid, insect-laden food; to protest some went on hunger strikes and were brutally force-fed. The 72 year campaign for women's suffrage ended in 1920 with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

These Concrete entrance steps are the only two architectural elements remaining from the demolished women's workhouse.
Placed ByThe National Woman's Party
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Date Added Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 2:29pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 326205 N 4306715
Decimal Degrees38.89213333, -77.00393333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 53.528', W 77° 0.236'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 53' 31.68" N, 77° 0' 14.16" W
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Area Code(s)202
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 170-198 Constitution Ave NE, Washington DC 20002, US
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