Born to a Quaker family in Moorestown, New Jersey, she grew up with the ideology and tradition of public service. With advanced views for the time, Quakers recognized that women were separate people from men. Paul beginnings in the Women’s Suffrage movement were humble, starting when she was just a girl attending meeting of the National American Woman Suffrage Association with her mother. After graduating top of her class, Paul went on to attend Swarthmore College where she earned a bachelor’s in Biology, and began work as a social worker. She found that social work didn’t have that much of an impact and after receiving her Master’s in sociology, she went to England where she was exposed the militant form of the Suffrage movement.
Returning from England with a reputation as a more extreme political fighter, she used her image to ignite the movement in the States. While working on her dissertation for her doctorate, Paul changed the views of NAWSA’s from state legislation, to a congressional amendment; something that didn’t seem possible due to the opposition faced from the South and Northeast. After the famous women’s suffrage parade in 1913, the formation of the National Woman’s Party, her imprisonment and hunger strike in 1917; women earned the right to vote in 1920 with the passing of the 19th Amendment. She continued to fight for equality between the sexes until her death in 1974. She is featured in the coin that corresponds to the President Arthur Presidential $1 Coin: the Alice Paul is the 22nd Coin in the First Spouse Gold Coin series.
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