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The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association, in partnership with the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, is building a national memorial dedicated to the generations of bold women who fought for the vote. The site of the memorial is in Occoquan Regional Park in Lorton, Virginia, on part of the historic prison grounds where suffragists went to jail for picketing outside the White House in 1917. The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial is expected to be unveiled in 2021.

The Commission contributed statues of suffragists Alice Paul, Mary Church Terrell, and Carrie Chapman Catt to the memorial, and worked with the Department of the Interior and the National Park Service to secure a loan to the memorial of a section of the historic White House fence, in front of which suffragists picketed in the early 1900s. This section of the historic fence will be installed as part of the Turning Point Suffragist Memorial, allowing visitors to draw inspiration from this authentic piece of suffrage history while standing on the grounds where suffragists courageously faced imprisonment.


Mary Church Terrell

Mary Church Terrell

Carrie Chapman Catt

Carrie Chapman Catt

Alice Paul

Alice Paul

Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Ground Breaking, November 2019

Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Ground Breaking, November 2019

Design of Turning Point Suffragist Memorial

Design of Turning Point Suffragist Memorial