Alice Paul

Honored by:Miriam K. Brush
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Alice Paul was the architect of some of the most outstanding political achievements on behalf of women in the 20th century. Born on January 11, 1885, to Quaker parents in Mt. Laurel, New Jersey, Alice Paul dedicated her life to the single cause of securing equal rights for all women.

Few individuals have had as much impact on American history as has Alice Paul. Her life symbolizes the long struggle for justice in the United States and around the world. Her vision was the ordinary notion that women and men should be equal partners in society.

"When you put your hand to the plow you can't put it down until you get to the end of the row. "
-Alice Paul, recalling the advice of her mother

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Submitted on 4/10/94

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