Alice Paul, a women's rights activist 1885-1977
Alice Paul, 1917
Silent Sentinels picketing the White House. They began protesting on January 10th, 1917 and protested six days a week until June 4th, 1919 when the 19th Amendment was passed.
Alice Paul, 1901
Alice Paul, 1914
Facts About Alice:
- Alice Paul a birthright Quaker, but as she became interested in politics, she became frustrated with her faith’s reluctance to actively work for woman suffrage.
- Alice loved physical activity. In high school and college, she played softball, basketball, hockey, tennis, and ice skated.
- Paul was arrested eight times for her suffrage activism .
- Alice crafted watchfire protests across from the White House in Lafayette Square.
- Alice and other woman became the first to picket the white house on January 1917, and spent another 18 months picketing.
- After the 19th Amendment was passed in 1920, Paul and the National Woman's Party worked on the Equal Rights Amendment.
- Alice's motto was "Deeds Not Words"
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