Posted on January 7, 2016 at 10:59 AM by Victoria Mulherin
Throw Back Thursday with County Clerk, Tim Tyler!
Did you know that Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977) is credited as the leading figure responsible for the 19th Amendment (woman suffrage) giving women the right to vote? Born in Mount Laurel, NJ, she was jailed on more than one occasion for being an advocate of women's suffrage. Her outstanding achievements include founding the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage and the National Woman's Party. She wrote the Equal Rights Amendment in 1921 but it was never ratified by all the states to become a constitutional amendment.
In 1984, the Alice Paul Institute was founded as the Alice Paul Centennial Foundation to commemorate the centennial of Alice Paul’s 1885 birth. The API is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation based in Mount Laurel, New Jersey at Alice Paul’s birthplace, Paulsdale. The mission of the Alice Paul Institute is to honor the legacy of Alice Paul’s work for gender equality through education and leadership development.
For more information on the Alice Paul Institute, please visit http://www.alicepaul.org/