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