Silent no more

The Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association is a volunteer-led organization dedicated to honoring past genrations of women and educating future generations about he suffragists. The Virgina nonprofit has been raising funds and partially completed a memoiral ont he grounds of what was the Occoquan Workhouse in southern Fairfax County.

Prior to the pandemic, a day-long celebration to formally dedicate the memorail was scheduled for Aug. 26. That has been indefinitely postponed. meanwhile, the memorial is still under construction and $1,745,000 has been expended and a major portion completed. However, completion will have to be done in stages now because of the collapse of three government funding sources. For more information, go to

Related stories: The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage, Will Women Be the Deciders?, Marking the 100th Anniversary

This article was written by the BoomAthens Staff.

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