The Women's Suffrage Movement
The women’s suffrage movement was a decades-long fight to win the right to vote for women in the United States. It took activists and reformers nearly 100 years to win that right, and the campaign was not easy: Disagreements over strategy threatened to cripple the movement more than once. But on August 18, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the Constitution was finally ratified, enfranchising all American women and declaring for the first time that they, like men, deserve all the rights and responsibilities of citizenship.
* Source: https://www.history.com/topics/womens-history/the-fight-for-womens-suffrage
One of the often unsung heros of this movement is Alice Paul.
Alice was raised in a Quaker home in Paulsboro (near Moorestown, NJ). Born in 1885, Alice studied at Swarthmore.
For more information, watch this video of Mary Walton speak about Alice Paul and Mary's book "A Women's Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot"
Susan Vorwerk, 12/17/2019