Freedom For Women Is Not A Crime

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Mary Winsor (Penn.) '17 [holding Suffrage Prisoners banner]
Mary Winsor (Penn.) ’17 [holding Suffrage Prisoners banner]
This is Mary Winsor of Pennsylvania in 1917, holding up a sign in support of the National Woman’s Party. Winsor was the founder and president of the Limited Suffrage Society and in September of 1917 was sentenced to 60 days at the Occoquan Workhouse for picketing. Later, she was sentenced to 10 days for participating in a Lafayette Square meeting in support of the suffrage movement.

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Tom founded Ghosts of DC on January 4th, 2012 as a blog to uncover the lost and untold history of Washington, D.C. He has lived in the city for over a decade and loves exploring every corner of the District.

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