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From left, back row—Abby Smith with the Metropolitan Academy of the Arts, Sam Sharrett, and Colleen Buck. Front row—Ryan Buck, Anya Jones and Amy Cooper. Sharrett, Ryan Buck, Jones and Cooper, all students at the academy located within the Workhouse Arts Center campus, performed suffragist songs for the celebration.

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Celebrating Women’s Equality

Women’s Equality Day celebrated at Workhouse Arts Center.

Did you know that the Commonwealth of Virginia did not ratify the 19th Amendment—giving women the right to vote—until Feb. 21, 1952? Or that American suffragists were the first people to ever picket in front of the White House? Are the names of Alice Paul and Lucy Burns as familiar as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott and Susan B. Anthony?

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