Alice Paul Being Arrested in Front of White House, 1920
11x14 oil on panel
gilded floater frame
During March, International Women's Month
$100. of the cost of painting will be donated to
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Local Chester County PA support for homeless women and families. Home of the Sparrow’s mission is to partner with women facing homelessness to secure housing, achieve long-term stability, and chart new paths for their futures.
Painting: “Alice Paul arrested in front of the White House”
Alice Stokes Paul (January 11, 1885 – July 9, 1977) was an American suffragist, feminist, and women's rights activist, and one of the main leaders and strategists of the campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which prohibits sex discrimination in the right to vote. Paul and others initiated, strategized events such as the Woman Suffrage Procession and the Silent Sentinels, resulting in the amendment's passage in 1920.
After 1920, Paul spent a half century as leader of the National Woman's Party, which fought for the Equal Rights Amendment. She fought for inclusion of women as a group protected against discrimination by the Civil Rights Act of 1964. She also went to jail for protesting in front of the White House.