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Alice Paul

Hunger strikes! Voting rights! The life and dedication of Alice Paul for the fight for women’s rights.

Show Notes

  • We’re back on Zoom so that means YouTube has live video of our silly and beautiful faces!
  • There are 5 Mondays in August so there are 5 gal-pals!
  • The gal pals this month are Dr. Leah Leach, Bonnie Fillenwarth, Katie Harris, Edan, and Klaire Lockheart
  • Edan has already talked about Frances Harper, Klaire already talked about the Statue of Liberty Protest, and Bonnie already talked about Suffrage On The Move.
  • Get to know you question – do you think we take for granted our right to vote?
  • PBS Special – The Vote (trailer & Chapter 1 below)
  • Katie’s 1 Cool Suffrage Thing is Alice Paul
  • Early life
  • Her mother was active in suffrage
  • Lots of degrees
  • Social work
  • Police Change
  • England
  • Pankhurst
  • Militant Suffragettes
  • Up on the roof
  • Went to jail
  • Hunger strikes
  • Stipped of her clothes
  • Political prisoner’s rights in England
  • Force feeding
  • Could you hunger strike?
  • National Women’s Party
  • Hard & soft examples of suffrage
  • Amendment fight
  • Alice vs. President Woodrow Wilson
  • Silent Sentinels
  • Signs (pictures below)
  • Wilson had the Silent Sentinels arrested
  • Lived until 92 years old
  • Spent her life working for women’s rights
  • ERA – Equal Rights Amendment
  • A Woman’s Crusade: Alice Paul and the Battle for the Ballot (available the Gal’s Guide Library)
  • Ms. America (trailer below)
  • Iron Jawed Angels (trailer below)
  • Suffragette (trailer below)
  • Losing your family because of the cause
  • “Direct your questions to Bonnie”
  • Long term health problems
  • Lucy Burns arm’s chained.



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