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Alice Paul

Suffragist Alice Paul

Profession: Suffragist

United States of America

Why Famous: The main leader and strategist of the 1910s campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution (which prohibits sex discrimination in the right to vote).

Paul also spent a half century as leader of the National Woman's Party, which fought for her Equal Rights Amendment to secure constitutional equality for women.

Born: January 11, 1885
Birthplace: Mount Laurel Township, New Jersey, United States

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: July 9, 1977 (aged 92)

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Events in the Life of Alice Paul

  • 1913-03-03 Woman suffrage procession through Washington, D.C. organized by Alice Paul and Lucy Burns and led by Inez Milholland. Ida B. Wells marched with her Illinois delegation despite blacks being told to march in a separate section.
  • 1917-01-10 Suffragettes the "Silent Sentinels" first protest outside The White House, in Washington led by Alice Paul and the National Woman's Party
  • 1917-10-20 US suffragette Alice Paul begins a 7 month jail sentence for protesting women's rights in Washington

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