Alice Paul

Alice Paul, class of 1922, authored the original Equal Rights Amendment (while studying at WCL) and founded the National Women's Party. Paul played a pivotal role in the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment, which gave women the right to vote. She wrote the equal rights amendment in the Preamble to the Charter of the United Nations in 1923 and pushed for the inclusion of "sex" in the 1964 Civil Rights Act - still the only Federal protection women have against discrimination in the workplace. She presented this at the 75th anniversary of the Seneca Falls meeting.

Alice Paul

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