Monday, January 11, 2016

Alice Paul

Alice Paul1915.jpgToday marks the 131th anniversary of Alice Paul's birth. Miss Paul drafted the original version of Equal Rights Amendment, campaigned on both sides of the Atlantic for women's right to vote (19th Amendment), and was a key figure for the inclusion of women in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Hilary Swank portrays Paul in Iron Jawed Angels. Copies are available at AFPL. Search the catalogue for more on the suffragists who rallied alongside Paul.