Turning Point Suffragist Memorial – Coming Soon

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Place Category: Memorial & StatuePlace Tags: 19th Amendment Centennial Anniversary and Places in VA

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    The national memorial to the American Suffrage is going to stand a few miles from the Lorton Workhouse prison, where in 1917 suffragists imprisoned for silently picketing in front of the White House in DC, demanding their voting rights. The memorial will honor the American women who fought for seven decades, dedicated their lives to the cause of US women’s suffrage, and educate future generations about this important struggle for equal rights.
    The entrance to the monument will be through the replica White House gates, leading into a large garden. Scatter around, will be featuring 19 informational stops, and three bronze, life-size statues of suffrage leaders – Alice Paul, co-founder of the National Woman’s Party and author of the Equal Rights Amendment; Mary Church Terrell, co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and Carrie Chapman Catt, President of the National American Woman Suffrage Association.
    The memorial is still under construction, delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. All this project was initiated and is managed by the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association, which is a volunteer organization aim “To educate, inspire, and empower present and future generations to remain vigilant in the quest for equal rights.”

    Turning Point Suffragist Memorial

    3D rendering of the proposed park for the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial. Completed by the May 2011 Graduating 3D Animation class for Practicum at Boston University's Center for Digital Imaging Arts.

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    Address: 9751 Ox Rd, Lorton, VA 22079
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