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Lillian Ascough

Lillian Ascough

Lillian Ascough

Lillian Ascough of Detroit, Mich., served as the Connecticut State Chairman of the National Womens Party. She studied for the concert stage in London and Paris. But she abandoned the concert stage to devote time to suffrage. She was sentenced to fifteen days in jail in August of 1918, following a Lafayette Square demonstration, and sentenced to five days in February of 1919, following a watchfire demonstration. She was a speaker in the “Prison Special” tour of Feb-Mar 1919.

Source: Doris Stevens, Jailed for Freedom (New York: Boni and Liveright, 1920), 355.