Women’s Equality Day, Aug 25

August 15, 2013 9:30 pmBy: 

workhouse-arts-centerVisit the Workhouse Prison Museum, 9601 Ox Road, Lorton, VA on Women’s Equality Day, Sunday, August 25, 2013and join in the celebration of the 93rd anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment giving women the right to vote. Women’s Equality Day is jointly presented by the Workhouse Prison Museum and the Turning Point Suffrage Memorial.

Activities listed below will take place in Building W-9 and are free and open to everyone.

12:30pm “The Suffrage Prisoners at Occoquan”, illustrated talk by Alice Reagan, Associate Professor of History, NVCC.

1:15pm “The War of the Roses”, award winning student film about the conflict between Tennessee legislators opposed to suffrage (red roses) and in favor of giving women the right to vote (yellow roses). Tennessee was the last state to ratify the 19th amendment in 1920 by an extremely narrow margin.

1:30-3:30pm Meet, talk and be photographed with costumed interpreters who portray significant figures in the fight for women’s right to vote.

3:30pm Suffragist Songs. Singers from the Metropolitan Academy of the Arts give voice to the music sung at the turn of the century in support of women’s right to vote.

The Workhouse Prison Museum at Lorton has just doubled its size. Use this opportunity to explore the newly enlarged space.

For more information, please visit: http://www.workhousearts.org/events/general-events/women%E2%80%99s-equality-day

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