(1874-1957)Pauline Adams, a native of Ireland who immigrated to the United States in her youth, was a woman's rights activist who advocated a militant approach to the campaign for suffrage. The Equal Suffrage League of Norfolk was formed at her house in Ghent on 18 Nov. 1910: Adams was elected its first president. On 4 Sept. 1917, Adams and 12 other women were arrested for picketing at a parade attended by Pres. Woodrow Wilson in Washington, D.C. Adams passed the bar exam in 1921 and was among the first women to practice law in Norfolk. She is buried in the city's Elmwood Cemetery.
|Placed By||Department of Historic Resources|
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|Date Added||Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at 3:02pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 384959 N 4079830|
|Decimal Degrees||36.85740000, -76.29050000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 36° 51.444', W 76° 17.43'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||36° 51' 26.64" N, 76° 17' 25.8" W|
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|Closest Postal Address||At or near 182-188 US-58, Norfolk VA 23510, US|
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