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Exhibition Shall Not Be Denied: Women Fight for the Vote

Lola Hennacy (1900–1989) to Dear Comrade, November 8, 1917. NWP Records, Manuscript Division, Library of Congress (102.00.00)

Worrisome Solidarity among Government Critics

The Wilson administration resisted granting suffragists political prisoner status partly over concerns of establishing precedent. Officials feared extending comparable privileges, including access to counsel, mail, writing materials, better food, and release from prison work, to those imprisoned for draft evasion or wartime sedition. In this postcard, Lola Hennacy of Columbus, Ohio, forwarded encouraging words from her brother, noted Christian pacifist and anarchist Ammon Hennacy, and his fellow conscientious objectors detained in federal prison in Atlanta, Georgia.