Monday, January 11, 2016

Alice Paul Google Doodle Marks 131st Birthday Of The American Suffragist & ERA Activist

on January 11, 2016 at 8:15 am 

alice-pauls-131st-birthday Google Doodle
Today’s Google Doodle honors Alice Paul, the American suffragist who played an integral role in getting the 19th Amendment passed, giving women the right to vote, and was the original force behind the Equal Rights Amendment.

Joining the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) in 1912, Paul dedicated her life to women’s rights. She led the Washington, DC chapter of the organization and was the first to organize groups that picketed the White House.

During Woodrow Wilson’s term, Paul founded the National Women’s Party. She and her “Silent Sentinels” demonstrated in front of the White House, marching day and night while holding banners asking questions like, “Mr. President, how long must women wait for liberty?”  MORE

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