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Mount Laurel in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Alice Stokes Paul

Women's Heritage Trail

 
 
Alice Stokes Paul Marker image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, September 15, 2010
1. Alice Stokes Paul Marker
Inscription.  Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977) was born and spent her childhood years in this farmhouse, Paulsdale. She grew up in a Quaker family with a tradition of activism in education and public service and a strong belief in equality. Alice Paul dedicated her entire life to the single cause of securing equal rights for all women. She founded the National Women's Party in 1914 and led the first picketers to the White House gates in the name of women's suffrage. When women won the right to vote in 1920, Paul turned her focus to the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). From her wheelchair in a nursing home in nearby Moorestown, she lobbied Representatives to pass the ERA until her death in 1977. Paul worked for women's rights nationally and internationally and founded the World Women's Party in 1938 with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Alice Paul's legacy lives on here at Paulsdale, through the work of the Alice Paul Institute.

"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." --Alice Paul (in an interview from 1972)

Paulsdale
Alice Paul image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, September 17, 2017
2. Alice Paul
This portrait of Alice Paul by Helen Daggett hangs in the Belmont Paul Women's Equality National Monument in Washington, DC.
is on the New Jersey Women's Heritage Trail because of the significant contributions of suffragist Alice Stokes Paul to women's voluntary organizations and reform movements.

The New Jersey Women's Heritage Trail highlights a collection of historic sights located around the state that represent the significant contributions women made to the history of our state. The Heritage Trail brings to life the vital role of women in New Jersey's past and present.
 
Erected by Department of Community Affairs/New Jersey Historic Trust and Department of Environmental Protection/Historic Preservation Office.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Civil RightsWomen. In addition, it is included in the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail, and the Women's Suffrage series lists.
 
Location. 39° 57.388′ N, 74° 55.858′ W. Marker is in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is on Hooten Avenue 0.2 miles west of Moorestown-Mount Laurel Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 128 Hooten Street, Mount Laurel NJ 08054, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paulsdale (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Paulsdale (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct
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line); Lutheran Home (approx. 0.8 miles away); “Hessian House” (approx. 0.8 miles away); Site of Cox's Tavern (approx. 0.9 miles away); Roberts’ Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); First Moorestown, New Jersey Friends Meeting House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Morgan Hollinshead Clock Shop Site (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Laurel.
 
Also see . . .
1. New Jersey Women's History. (Submitted on September 15, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.)
2. Alice Paul - The Alice Paul Institute. (Submitted on September 22, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on September 15, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,030 times since then and 85 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on September 15, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.   2. submitted on September 18, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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