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Turning Point Suffragist Memorial Association held a viewing of “Iron Jawed Angels” at Gunston Hall in Lorton on Wednesday, Aug. 26, Women’s Equality Day. The film portrays the plight of suffragists in the National Woman’s Party and their imprisonment in the Occoquan Workhouse.

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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.

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