"I never doubted that equal rights was the right direction. Most reforms, most problems are complicated. But to me there is nothing complicated about ordinary equality."
A feminist, suffragist and warrior for equality, Alice Paul (1885-1977) dedicated her life to women's rights. She was a major force behind the ratification of the 19th Amendment, and later wrote the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) which was first introduced to Congress in 1923. To this day, the ERA has yet to be adopted and women are still not guaranteed equal rights under the United States Constitution.
As the fight for equality continues, Alice Paul lives on.
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