Miss [Lucy] Burns in Occoquan Workhouse, Washington

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Miss [Lucy] Burns in Occoquan Workhouse, Washington

Subject

Lucy Burns, pictured here in her cell, was arrested numerous times for picketing the White House and after other protests.

Description

Lucy Burns was a co-founder of the Congressional Union, which beacme the National Woman's Party in 1917. She espoused the aggressive attention grabbing tactics of the English suffragette movement. Jailed repeatedly between 1913 and 1919 for picketing and demonstrating; Burns continued her protest with hunger strikes while incarcerated. She suffered the indignities of a forced feeding where tubes were driven into her throat or nose in order to keep her from starving.

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Source

Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

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Date

Nov. 1917

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Photographic Print

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Files

Lucyburnswith newspaper.jpg

Citation

“Miss [Lucy] Burns in Occoquan Workhouse, Washington,” The Suffragette Movement: Picketing the White House , accessed October 21, 2017, http://picketingpresidentwilson.omeka.net/items/show/6.