Provided by Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission
The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton will be honoring its partnership with the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission (WSCC) on Dec. 12 when the two organizations will unveil a new suffrage centennial mural at the Workhouse. The 20′ x 6′ mural titled Equality for All was commissioned by the WSCC and created by artist Sunny Mullarkey. It depicts iconic suffrage and activist leaders Carrie Chapman Catt, Mary Church Terrell, Ida B. Wells, and Alice Paul. (See an image of the mural here.)
During the Workhouse’s drive-in Annual Gala on Nov. 7, the WSCC will accept the Arts and History Partner Award from the Workhouse Arts Center.
The WSCC was created by Congress to commemorate 100 years of the 19th Amendment and women’s right to vote in 2020. Several of the WSCC’s signature initiatives have been in partnership with the Workhouse. Along with the mural project, the WSCC has contributed statues of suffragists to the Workhouse’s new Lucy Burns Museum and sponsored the “Bold Women in History” film series during Drive-In Thursdays in August. The Workhouse participated in the WSCC’s Forward Into Light campaign, illuminating their buildings in suffrage purple and gold on Aug. 26, along with hundreds of iconic structures and landmarks across the country.