Long Bridge, 2010

When Kate Brown crossed the Potomac River on this bridge in 1868 and was forcibly removed from the ladies’ car in Virginia, the Washington Monument was only half-completed. Brown’s work at the U.S. Capitol placed her in contact with powerful Republican Party lawyers and politicians. Her lawsuit against the company went to the U.S. Supreme Court five years later.

About this Document

  • Source: Long Bridge, 2010
  • Author: Margaret Konkel
  • Date: 2010