Alice Paul was a trailblazer for women's rights, and was a driving force behind the ratification of the 19th Amendment, which granted women the right to vote. She was also the author of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Facts on Alice Paul:
- Born in Mount Laurel on January 11, 1885
- Grew up on a farm called "Paulsdale" with two brothers and one sister
- Was a Quaker who believed that men and women are equal and that the world should be fair for everyone
- Went to six colleges after high school
- Started a group called the National Woman's Party to change our laws so that women could vote
- Died in Moorestown, NJ on July 9, 1977
Facts on Paulsdale:
- Paulsdale was built in the 1800s and is over 200 years old
- The farm grew tomotoes for the Campbell's Soup factory
- Alice's brother Billy raised beagles at Paulsdale
- Paulsdale had barns, a hen house, an ice house, orchards, a tennis court, and a goldfish pond.