This page contains articles that have been published in newspapers and magazines about The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial or the Association.
Petula Dvorak writes, “If you’re a woman and you can’t be bothered to vote in this election, then you owe Patricia McDonald an explanation. And an apology. Her grandmother, Catherine Flanagan, was 26 and on vacation in Washington when she was shot at, arrested, beaten, brutalized, humiliated and fed maggots and lice because she joined a bunch of protesters at the White House.”
TPSM National Board Member Barbara Berenson writes, “Angry women and their male allies should take inspiration from a largely forgotten chapter of Massachusetts electoral history. One hundred years ago, women in the state, despite lacking the vote, were agents of change on Election Day. They orchestrated the defeat of Sen. John Wingate Weeks, a Republican who opposed women’s suffrage. In the process, they showed women across the nation how to hold men accountable for their actions toward women. As one suffragist put it, men could no longer expect to ‘knife women without reprisal.'”
Steve Hibbard of the Connection writes, “On Saturday, Sept. 15, Patricia Depew Wirth told 40 members and guests of AAUW Springfield-Annandale branch at Kings Park Library in Burke that the memorial will contain various elements that all have a basis in suffragist history.”
Rachel Kaufman of DCist writes “Unless you’re a historian, a fan of cheesy time-travel procedurals, or particularly interested in women’s suffrage, your knowledge of the 19th Amendment might start and end with Susan B. Anthony. Maybe you also remember some other names: Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, Ida B. Wells.”
In this blog post for Ms. Magazine, Glenda Booth writes “Suffragists were pioneer #MeToo-ers: gutsy, fair-minded foremothers who stood up to abusive men, took to the streets, spoke out and righted wrongs.”
In this article for the Connection Newspapers, Andrea Worker writes about the Fairfax County’s Commission for Women 2018 honorees for Women’s History Month.
In this article for US News, Jean Card writes of her support for TPSMA’s goal to raise enough money to erect a statue and small park, close to Washington, D.C., that would memorialize the imprisonment and shackling of a group of suffragettes in 1917 for picketing the White House and demanding the right to vote.
By Abigail Constantino The Connection The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association held a viewing of the 2004 film “Iron Jawed Angels” directed by Katja von Garnier on Wednesday, Aug. 26 at Gunston Hall in Lorton. The 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote was ratified on this day 95 years ago in 1920. The date is designated as Women’s Equality Day.
By Glenda C. Booth, was published in The Piedmont Virginian, Summer 2015, available here by permission. Visit Piedmont Virginian and follow on Facebook. Many thanks to Glenda Booth for writing the excellent article on the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial.
Robert E. Beach Architects, LLC, written and published in AIA Northern Virginia Newsletter, July-August. It talks about the Memorial from the Architect’s perspective.
By Patricia D Wirth, Executive Director of the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association, published in Loudoun Woman Magazine, May/June, Dorri Scott publisher. It gives the vision for the planned memorial and why business women should support it.
By Tim Peterson,
The Connection, published in the Fairfax Station, Clifton, Lorton Connection, October 9-15, 2014. The article shows TPSMA founder, Jane Barker, participating and in the ground breaking for the Jean R. Packard Occoquan Center and mentions plans for the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial in the park.