Moorestown, New Jersey
To represent the Progressive Movements of the late 19th and early 20th centuries through my inclusion in the Progressives Hall of Fame.
I strongly believe that women deserve and should receive equal rights to men. Women are capable of contributing a significant amount to various aspects of life, including politics. I firmly believe that by promoting awareness through parades, picketing, creating organizations, and writing about women’s suffrage, America will ultimately receive a brighter future with equality regardless of gender.
Member of Women’s Social and Political Union, 1908
Performed in various activities towards suffrage which resulted to her arrest and imprisonment (three times)
Worked along with Lucy Burns
Participated in Suffragette Parade, 1911
Member of the National American Woman Suffrage Association, 1912
Served as leader of the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage, 1913 (Renamed National Woman’s Party, 1917)
Participated in, planned, and lead demonstrations, parades, mass meetings, picketing, and hunger strikes
Campaigned against President Wilson’s refusal to support women’s suffrage actively
Taught others to picket and introduced militant methods
Arrested on charges of “obstructing traffic” at the White House
Participated in Hunger strike, 1917
Incarcerated in Occoquan Workhouse for “obstructing traffic”
Refused to eat which encouraged others to do the same
Eventually entered into prison’s psychiatric ward where force-fed
Increased pressure on the President and attendance of press coverage
Gave a speech on her work in England, 1910
The Great Suffrage Parade, 1913
Trial for charge of “obstructing traffic,” 1917
Formed Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage, 1913
Met with President Wilson and Congress members for his support of 19th Amendment
Founded National Woman’s Party, 1916
Created the World Women’s Party, 1938
Supported the 19th Amendment
Allowed women the right to vote.
Wrote Equal Rights Amendment, 1923
Helped shape Civil Rights Act of 1964
Cooperating with and leading others very well
Creating organizations to achieve political goals
Can picket and parade for long hours with an inexhaustible energy
Skilled in politics and law
Obtain traits of Quakers (equality and public service)
Lucy is one of my life long friends that I met when I joined the WSPU. She could explain how we continued on to work together on women’s suffrage.
Christabel inspired me when she gave a speech in England for women’s voting rights. She could validate my participation in events that occurred toward women’s suffrage while I was in England.
Jane and I worked together to form the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom. She could inform people of the hard work and heart I put into making changes.
Pankhurst, Sylvia. The Suffragette: The History of the Women’s Militant Suffrage
Movement Document; 1905-1910, pp. 416-417.
This source contained first account information given by Pankhurst. She was involved in many of the same demonstrations as Paul and is the one person who truly inspired her to fulfill her accomplishments.
United States. Congress. House. Committee on Woman Suffrage. Extending the right of suffrage to women : hearings before the Committee on Woman Suffrage, House of Representatives, Sixty-fifth Congress. Govt. Print. Off., 1918. Perkins Docs US Docs Y4.W84:W84/13
This source displayed the hearing before the committee on woman suffrage. It was helpful in understanding how women supported their argument.
“Feminism and Women’s Studies- Equal Rights Amendment.” 3 Nov. 2009.
This was a shortened version of the ERA which exemplified the key points to Alice Paul’s work.
Raum, Elizabeth. Alice Paul. Chicago: Heinemann Library, 2004.
This source was a book entirely focused on Alice Paul and her life. The source was incredibly useful as it explained her main accomplishments, her history, and her major influences.
Helmer, Diana. Women Suffragists. New York: Facts on File, Inc., 1998.
This particular source was helpful in describing Paul’s achievements throughout her life.
Frost, Elizabeth and Kathryn Cullen-DuPont. “To War and Victory: 1917-1920.” Women’s
Suffrage in America. New York: Facts on File, Inc., 1992.
This document not only provided background information about Paul, but it also included the detailed explanation behind Paul’s arrests.