Alice Paul was born on January 11, 1885, to a wealthy businessman, and the President of the Burlington County Trust Company in New Jersey. As a Quaker, Paul’s family believed in gender equality, education for women, and working for the betterment of the society. Her mother, Tacie Paul, often took her to suffrage meetings, teaching her about the simple life of other women around the country. Tacie was a member of the National American Women’s Suffrage Association. When Paul was asked by an Interviewer, why she dedicated her whole life to women’s equality, she credited her farm upbringing, and the teachings of her mother (“Alice Paul: Feminist, Suffragist,” par.
Her work when she graduated took her to England where she became active in the Women's Suffrage Movement, which followed by her joining the National American Woman Suffrage Association. This is where Alice realized her true calling. She didn't want to be the social worker she graduated college to be. She wanted to win the battle of equal rights for women. Alice Paul, a Quaker, invariably described by her contemporaries as “slight and frail,” was by temperament and training a
Anthony is a renowned women’s rights activist, author, suffragist, abolitionist, and most importantly the president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association. Anthony taught for 15 years before she became a social activist for women’s rights. Her path began when she met Elizabeth Stanton during a anti-slavery conference in 1851. After establishing the Women’s New York State Temperance Society in 1852, Anthony and Stanton began a movement for women to be able to own property and have the right to vote. They started numerous organizations such as the American Equal Rights Association in 1866, and the National Women Suffrage Association in 1869.
She taught Public school for 43 years in D.C and was also President of the Board of Education. She opened up the door for other African- American women in Mathematics. She fought racial segregation within the school system and also supported a lawsuit to desegregate the school system. Birth Martha Euphemia Lofton Haynes was born to parents Dr. William Lofton and Mrs. Lavina Day Lofton in Washington, D.C. on September 11, 1890. Her father was a prominent dentist and a financial supporter of black institutions and charities and her mother was active in the Catholic Church.
They contributed by knitting warm clothing and making bandages for distribution by the military. They also organized committees such as the Canadian Patriotic Fund to send food parcels, cards & letters overseas. Women also even began pressing poster campaigns to patriotic mothers, wives, and girlfriends. Here are some words from the women: …. “We ask you in justice to those noble women who have already answered the call by giving their sons, husbands, or sweethearts to the cause—is it reasonable or fair that you should keep your men-folk from doing their duty?”....  The women are basically trying to convince the women to send their beloved to war.
Although she died before the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment, Susan B. Anthony was the single greatest contributor to the eventual success of the Woman’s Suffrage Movement. She spent the majority of her life fighting for woman’s rights, but she was also very active in the abolitionist and temperance movements. For more than 50 years, Susan B. Anthony worked tirelessly and ceaselessly towards convincing the federal government to recognize women’s right to equality. Along with Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony was instrumental in women gaining the right to vote in 1919. Born in 1820, Susan B. Anthony was raised as a Quaker in Adams, Massachusetts.
Dr. Mary Edwards Walker Born in Oswego, New York on November 26, 1832, Mary Edwards Walker was raised in an abolitionist family. Her father was a country doctor who believed in equality and education for his five daughters, Mary, Aurora, Cynthia, Luna and Vesta. He was also against the woman's clothes that didn't really help with the work they did every day. Mary was an early enthusiast for Women's Rights, and she went all out against women's clothing. She got rid of the restrictive clothing and in her later years, wore men's clothing when she lectured about Women's Rights.
(Parsons) She founded several programs and charities that are still used today. Being encouraged by her parents, she soon got involved in the community. Lowell worked with the State Charity Aid Association, creating more proficient facilities for the unfortunate. In 1876, she was appointed to be the first woman as a Commissioner of the New York State Board of Charities and it sky rocketed from there. (Reisch, pg.
The Decade of Women was very helpful and main resource for providing information about women's achievements during the 1970s and also early 1980s. Mary Krane Derr. Prolife Feminism Online. http://members.aol.com/prolifefem/prolifefem.html. 1997.
Lillian D. Wald was born on March 10, 1867 in Cincinnati, Ohio. A firm believer in nonviolence, she helped lead the first women peace march in 1914.She was a nurse; social worker; public health official; teacher; author; editor; publisher; activist for peace, women's, children's and civil rights; and the founder of American community nursing. Lillian Wald was from a German-Jewish middle-class family in Cincinnati, Ohio, (her father was an ophthalmic merchant). In 1878, she moved with her family to Rochester, New York where she attended Miss Cruttenden's English-French Boarding and Day School for Young Ladies; upon graduation she tried to enter Vassar College but was repudiated, as the school thought she was too young at 16. In 1889, she joined New York Hospital's School