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Alice Paul Toasting Tennessee's Ratification of the 19th Amendment, August 1920

Suffrage and the Women Behind It

Alice Paul Toasting Tennessee's Ratification of the 19th Amendment, August 1920

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The leader of the suffrage movement's most militant wing, Alice Paul advocated "unladylike" tactics such as civil disobedience and hunger strikes. In 1920, she proposed an Equal Rights Amendment to the Constitution, which has never been ratified.

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