Suffragette Honored

Suffragette Honored

Google honored suffragette Alice Paul's 131st birthday with a Google Doodle on January 11. Paul was one of the key leaders and strategists leading up to passage of the 19th amendment. Paul, featured in "Iron-Jawed Angels," organized the Silent Sentinels, employing civil disobedience tactics. She led the National Woman's Party (NWP) for fifty years, working toward passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, which she authored. And she was instrumental in getting protections for women included in the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Although the NWP and LWV were often at odds, women owe a huge debt of gratitude to this tireless pioneer for women's rights.

Learn more about Alice Paul from The Alice Paul Institute.