Washinton jail used to house arrested picketers on hunger strike.

Title

Washinton jail used to house arrested picketers on hunger strike.

Subject

Abandoned jail near D.C. Prison where pickets of Aug. 18 were confined during long hunger strike. All returned to NWP Hdqtrs. in ambulances. (Title transcribed from item.)

Description

After the picketers were arrested many sought to continue the protest in jail by engaging in hunger strikes. Subject to isolation, misinformation and force-feeding, the incarcerated women maintained their strikes and the resulting publicity helped alert the general public to their cause and dedication.

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Publisher

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

Date

ca. 1917

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Type

Photographic Print

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Files

jail house!.jpg

Citation

“Washinton jail used to house arrested picketers on hunger strike.,” The Suffragette Movement: Picketing the White House , accessed June 28, 2017, http://picketingpresidentwilson.omeka.net/items/show/7.