And still they persisted…for decades.

    August 18, 2020

    Alice Paul makes a toast to Tennessee’s ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote, August 18th, 1920. The banner beside her was displayed outside the National Women’s Suffrage Party Washington DC, headquarters. [AP]

    ‘There will never be a new world order until women are a part of it.’ Alice Stokes Paul [1885 – 1977] was an American suffragist, feminist, women’s rights activist, and one of the main leaders/strategists of the campaign for the #19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. 

    ‘The suffrage movement was as much a battlefield as an army for human liberation. Ida B. Wells defied the segregationist organizers of the 1913 March on Washington, shouldering her way into the delegation from Illinois to walk with her white sisters.’
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