Posted on January 11, 2017 at 10:53 AM by Charlene Webster
Did You Know...Alice Paul was from Burlington County?
Today is Alice Paul's 132 Birthday.
Alice Paul: Feminist, Suffragist, and Political Strategist
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.
Her house has been turned into a museum and institute. The Alice Paul Institute is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation based
in Mount Laurel, New Jersey at Alice Paul’s birthplace, Paulsdale. API
was founded in 1984 as the Alice Paul Centennial Foundation to
commemorate the centennial of Alice Paul’s 1885 birth.