Immigrant Katie Novak is a successful businesswoman. Her fame lands her in the midst of protests for Women's Suffrage. Katie is jailed, beaten and abused, but her resolve, and the help of other suffrage leaders craft and pass the nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Her story honors the hundredth anniversary of American women's victory
When Suffragette Lucy Burns read the newspaper article about Clairton Savings and Loan owner Katie Novak, she immediately realized the struggling movement badly needed that feisty, successful businesswoman. As President Wilson and Congress mostly ignored their efforts, Suffragettes took more drastic measures to draw attention to their cause.
Leaving her business in the hands of her capable manager and newly-adopted daughter, Katie embarked on a train excursion to the Nation’s Capital. Her natural leadership instilled fellow Suffragettes with a willingness to follow her. The Press dubbed those followers “Katie’s Ladies.”
The more efforts for political change intensified, the more sinister the opposition became. A brutal stint in one of the nation’s most barbaric prisons that would change Katie’s life and the lives of all Americans forever.