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Alice Paul

Suffragist and Feminist
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Net worth 2018: $2 Million
Residence: Mount Laurel Township
Country: United States
BirthDay: 11 January 1885
Sigh: Aquarius
Died On: July 9, 1977
Education: University of Pennsylvania, American University, Swarthmore College, Washington College of Law
BIOGRAPHY

Alice Paul was bornon 11 January 1885 in Mount Laurel Township, American, is Suffragist and Feminist. Alice Paul was an early 20th century women’s rights activist who played a key role in the women’s suffrage movement that led to the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920. Born into a Quaker family, she had a comfortable upbringing. Her parents were strong supporters of gender equality and her mother was a member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Growing up, she imbibed her parents’ values, principles and beliefs which were reflected in her life’s work. From a young age she believed that one should do whatever they could for the betterment of the society. She was a very well-educated woman—rare in the early 20th century America—who used her knowledge and intelligence to fight for the rights of women less fortunate than herself. While studying at the University of Pennsylvania, she became a member of the National American Women’s Suffrage Association (NAWSA). She went on to form the National Woman’s Party (NWP) with Lucy Burns to fight for women’s rights, especially women’s suffrage. The NWP staged protests in a non-violent manner, and Paul went on a hunger strike in an attempt to persuade the government to bring about an amendment in the legislature allowing women to vote. Their efforts eventually resulted in the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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2019

She played several sports like basketball, baseball and field hockey during her school days which was uncommon for a girl in the late 19th century

1984

The Alice Paul Institute, a not-for-profit organization, was founded in New Jersey in 1984 to honour her memory

1974

She led a very active life till the age of 89 in 1974 when she was disabled by a stroke

1923

In 1923 she demanded the introduction of Equal Rights Amendment in the Constitution, though it took several decades to pass the law

1922

Paul went back to college and earned her law degree in 1922 from the Washington College of Law at American University

1920

The majority of the state legislature in Tennessee voted in favour of the amendment and it was ratified on 18th August 1920

1917

In January 1917, she organized the ‘Silent Sentinels’, a group of women who supported the suffrage movement and protested in front of the White House during the presidency of Woodrow Wilson

1916

Presidential elections in 1916, the NWP protested against the refusal of the president to support the women’s suffrage movement

1910

in 1910, she was determined to emulate the model of the English suffrage movement in her own country

1907

She went to Birmingham, England, in 1907 to study social work

1905

She attended Swarthmore College and graduated with a degree in Biology in 1905

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