Catherine Flanagan


Arrest of White House pickets Catherine Flanagan of Hartford, Connecticut (left), and Madeleine Watson of Chicago (right)

Flanagan was a state and national organizer for NWP and a former secretary for CT Woman Suffrage Association.  Photo shows her arrest at East Gate of White House with banner, “How Long Must Women Wait for Liberty?” “Sailors and Roughs Encouraged by Police are shown in background.” Flanagan was sentenced to 30 days in Occoquan Workhouse.  Her companion, Madeleine Watson, was treasurer of the Illinois state branch of the NWP.  She was sentenced to 30 days in Occoquan Workhouse, then in 1918 was sentenced to 5 days for participating in a Lafayette Square meeting.

(LC, National Woman’s Party Records)