Lucy Burns


Lucy Burns born Brooklyn, NY July 28, 1879 (d. 1966). Most arrested suffrage leader, co-leader with Alice Paul; opposed World War I; co-founded Women's Peace Society 1917; organized Washington suffrage parade; held first peace vigil at White House; beaten and force-fed in Occoquan prison.


"Help us make this nation really free. Tell our government that it must liberate its people before it can claim free Russia as an ally." (famous Russian banner after Russia gave women the vote, July 20, 1917; photo Wikipedia from Library of Congress)