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Alice Paul


By Malia Svoboda

Alice Stokes Paul was born January, 1885 in Moorestown, New Jersey and died July 9th, 1977. She attended University of Pennsylvania, Swarthmore College and University of Birmingham.

She spent time in England where she met Emmeline Pankhurts who was the founder of the British suffrage movement. After she helped to get the 19th Amendment passed, she spent the rest of her life advocating for other women's issues.

Alice Paul was an American suffragist, feminist, and women's rights activist. She was a leader in getting all women the right to vote in 1920. One of her main helpers was Lucy Burns, who wanted the same rights as Alice Paul wanted.

After the amendment was passed giving women the right to vote in 1920, Alice Paul dedicated her life to empowering women. In 1923 she introduced she introduced the first equal rights amendment in congress and later decades worked on the civil rights bill and fair work practices.