This national monument, formerly known as the Sewall-Belmont House and Museum, was the home of Alice Paul and the headquarters for the National Woman's Party. Paul founded the National Woman’s Party in 1916 to further the cause of full equality for women, and the site became a center for feminist education and social change. The group helped to pass hundreds of pieces of legislation, including the 19th Amendment, which gave women in every U.S. state the right to vote (though many African American women remained unable to vote until the passage of the 1965 Voting Rights Act). The monument includes a museum with some of the best resources on women’s suffrage and equal rights in the country.
Suffragist and Strategist
Alice Paul not only founded the Woman's Party, she and fellow suffragists devised broad-ranging strategies aimed at passing legislation and winning new rights for women. These advocates used confrontational tactics that were unprecedented for their time, enduring hunger strikes, violence and scorn in the fight for equality.
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