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November 19, 1917

Sixteen of the suffragists imprisoned in Occoquan Workhouse are continuing the hunger strike they began after arrival on the evening of the 14th. But their condition has now become so serious that according to Mary Short, who was just released today, Superintendent Whittaker has asked for permission to grant their
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November 17, 1917

Public support for the imprisoned "Silent Sentinel" suffragists is increasing now that newspapers have begun to print excerpts from a note written by Lucy Burns, which was smuggled out of Occoquan Workhouse. The lawyer for several of the women in Occoquan was also able to visit them yesterday and is still talking
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November 16, 1917

The isolation of the suffrage prisoners in Occoquan Workhouse was finally broken today, and details about their ordeals are about to become known to the public. A court order forced Superintendent Whittaker to admit a lawyer for several of the prisoners into the jail, and a note from Lucy Burns briefly describing
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November 14, 1917

A travesty of justice in Washington D.C.'s Police Court today, as Judge Alexander Mullowney gave 31 "Silent Sentinels" outrageous sentences for trying to peacefully picket outside the White House fence on November 10th and 12th in support of woman suffrage. The "criminal offense" for which they'll be serving time
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November 13, 1917

Today saw yet another example of the outrageous treatment given to peaceful suffragists, who are picketing President Wilson over his failure to support passage and ratification of the Susan B. Anthony (woman suffrage) Amendment while he tirelessly calls for democracy around the rest of world. First the pickets
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November 12, 1917

After all they've gone through, from extremes of weather to attacks by hostile crowds, arrests, and lengthy jail sentences, it's not easy to shock the suffragists who have been picketing President Wilson over his refusal to support or work for the Susan B. Anthony (woman suffrage) Amendment while he vigorously
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November 11, 1917

Where did the 41 suffragists arrested yesterday while trying to picket along the White House fence spend part of what may be their last day of freedom before their trials tomorrow? Inside the walls of the District of Columbia Jail. Why? To express their support for the suffrage prisoners already there, especially
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