The Occoquan StepsFrom 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.
|Placed By||The National Woman's Party|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Thursday, October 2nd, 2014 at 2:29pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 326205 N 4306715|
|Decimal Degrees||38.89213333, -77.00393333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 38° 53.528', W 77° 0.236'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||38° 53' 31.68" N, 77° 0' 14.16" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 170-198 Constitution Ave NE, Washington DC 20002, US|
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