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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
Star Sign: Capricorn

Died: July 9, 1977 (aged 92)

Events in the Life of Alice Paul

  • 1913-05-13 Women's suffrage march through Washington organized by Alice Paul and led by Inez Milholland
  • 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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