Alice Paul

Profession : Activist ,Suffragist
Nationality : American
Birth : 11th January, 1885
Death : 9th July, 1977
About : Alice Paul received her undergraduate education from Swarthmore College, and then earned her M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. Paul received her LL.B from the Washington College of Law at American University in 1922. In 1927, she earned an LL.M, and in 1928, a Doctorate in Civil Laws from American University. After her graduation from the University of Pennsylvania, Paul joined the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) and was appointed Chairwoman of their Congressional Committee in Washington, DC. Her initial work was to organize a parade in Washington the day before President Wilson's inauguration, which was a success. After months of fundraising and raising awareness for the cause, membership numbers went up in 1913. Their focus was lobbying for a constitutional amendment to secure the right to vote for women. Paul's methods started to create tension between her and the leader of NAWSA, who felt that a constitutional amendment was not practical for the times. When her lobbying efforts proved fruitless, Paul and her colleagues formed the National Woman's Party (NWP) in 1916 and began introducing some of the methods used by the suffrage movement in Britain. The National Woman's Party was funded by Alva Belmont who was a multi-millionaire socialite at the time. The NWP was accompanied by press coverage and the publication of the weekly Suffragist. Paul died at the age of 92 on July 9, 1977 at the Quaker Greenleaf Extension Home in Moorestown Township, New Jersey, near her family home of Paulsdale. Before that she had a stroke in 1974, which disabled her.

Alice Paul Quotes

Food simply isn’t important to me.
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I always feel the movement is a sort of mosaic.
I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality.
It is better, as far as getting the vote is concerned, I believe, to have a small, united group than an immense debating society.
It occurred to me that I just didn’t see how I could go ahead and continue to eat meat. It just seemed so… cannibalistic to me. And so, I’m a vegetarian, and I have been ever since.
Mr. President how long must women wait to get their liberty? Let us have the rights we deserve.
The Woman’s Party is made up of women of all races, creeds and nationalities who are united on the one program of working to raise the status of women.
There will never be a new world order until women are a part of it.
This world crisis came about without women having anything to do with it. If the women of the world had not been excluded from world affairs, things today might have been different.
Too many terms corrupts politicians so they only want to be reelected.
We women of America tell you that America is not a democracy. Twenty million women are denied the right to vote.
When you put your hand to the plow, you can’t put it down until you get to the end of the row.

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