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Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Alice Paul

1885 - 1977

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 19, 2019
1. Alice Paul Marker
Inscription.  Suffragist Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977) advocated a more militant strategy for the woman suffrage movement, which was decades old when she came along, and short on victories. With others she founded the National Woman's Party.

She and her colleagues soon organized a huge demonstration for March 3, 1913, the day before Woodrow Wilson's first presidential inauguration. Thousands of women came to Washington to march along Pennsylvania Avenue from the Capitol to the White House, and the demonstrations continued until they'd converted Wilson to their cause. The 19th Amendment, granting women the vote, was ratified in 1920.

1920-2020

Centennial
of the 19th
Constitutional
Amendment, which
guarantees
and protects
a woman's
right to vote

 
Erected 2019 by Charles Bergen Studios, funded by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities Public Art Building Communities Grant and the Downtown Business Improvement District. (Marker Number 5850-2019.)
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, October 19, 2019
2. Alice Paul Marker
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lists: Civil RightsGovernment & PoliticsNotable EventsWomen. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #28 Woodrow Wilson, and the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series lists. A significant historical date for this entry is March 3, 1913.
 
Location. 38° 53.775′ N, 77° 1.912′ W. Marker is in Penn Quarter in Washington, District of Columbia. Marker is at the intersection of 14th Street Northwest and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, on the right when traveling north on 14th Street Northwest. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Julia Ward Howe (within shouting distance of this marker); The New Willard (within shouting distance of this marker); Willard Inter-Continental Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Peace Convention (within shouting distance of this marker); National Press Club (within shouting distance of this marker); Jean Monnet (within shouting distance of this marker);
Alice Paul Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 19, 2019
3. Alice Paul Marker
Reserve Officers Association of the United States (within shouting distance of this marker); John J. Pershing, General of the Armies (1860-1948) (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Penn Quarter.
 
Alice Paul Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 19, 2019
4. Alice Paul Marker
Alice Paul Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, October 19, 2019
5. Alice Paul Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2019. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 19, 2019, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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