Nell Mercer

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Mercer circa 1910

Nell Mercer, from Norfolk, Virginia was a member of the Norfolk branch of the National Women's Party. She was a businesswoman. A member of the Silent Sentinels picketing Woodrow Wilson's White House for women's suffrage, she was arrested in February 1919 for her participation in a watchfire demonstration and sentenced to five days in jail.[1]

Mercer owned a small hardware store in Norfolk, Virginia.[2]


  1. ^ "Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party: Nell Mercer". Library of Congress. Retrieved July 22, 2012. 
  2. ^ Adams, Katherine H.; Keene, Michael L.; Koella, Jennifer C. (2011-12-12). Seeing the American Woman, 1880-1920: The Social Impact of the Visual Media Explosion. McFarland. ISBN 9780786489039. 


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