Twenty four suffragette women arrive in San Francisco, California, on their 3-week tour across the country during February, 1919, in a last-ditch effort to urge passage of the 19th amendment, which was being held up in the U.S. Senate. The women advocating women's suffrage are seen stepping from a train coach, wearing uniforms like they wore when imprisoned at the Occoquan Workhouse (Run by the District of Columbia, the Workhouse, in Laurel Hill, Virginia, was later called Lorton Reformatory. Over 150 women suffragists were eventually incarcerated there.) (Note: The Senate later passed the 19th amendment which was ratified on August 18, 1920.)
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