Suffragists’ Night of Terror at the Occoquan Workhouse

11.08.2017 - By Stuff You Missed in History Class

EPISODE DESCRIPTION

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.