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Sunday, September 24, 2023

19th Amendment 100th Anniversary Virtual Lunch and Learn Presentation


Join the Southwest Indiana Chamber to learn about the seven-decade fight and the history they didn’t teach us in school. In 1917, they were arrested, dragged to court, then thrown into prison, most at the notorious Occoquan Workhouse. There they were beaten, forced to work, slept in rat-infested cells on bug-ridden mattresses, and fed food crawling with maggots. Their crime? Silently picketing the White House for the right to vote!