Showcase Art – Collage 2020-03-25 Miss Julia Emory – by Carsten Wieland (Brushpark-Watercolors)

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Collage 2020-03-25 Miss Julia Emory

“Julia Emory was a Maryland-born suffragist who was incredibly active in the National Woman’s Party (NWP) and the fight for women’s suffrage. She gave up her work with the National Women’s Trade Union to work for suffrage in 1917. She grew up in Baltimore and her father was a Maryland state senator, D. H. Emory (Library of Congress). Emory was described as small in stature but was “active, insistent, and persistent in inverse ratio to [her] size” (Inez Haynes Irwin, 336). Emory was first arrested with twelve other women on September 8, 1917, when protesting at a parade of drafted men. The women picketed with a sign that read, “Mr. President, How Long Must Women Be Denied A Voice In the Government That Is Conscripting Their Sons” (Irwin, 245). Emory was sentenced to sixty days at the Occoquan Workhouse, where conditions were deplorable.” …

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