Our trading cards celebrate the persistence of women throughout history who have stood firm in the face of opposition, overcome obstacles, and have gone on to make significant contributions to our shared history. From the early Greeks through today's young girls, we seek to recognize, to educate, and to uplift our sisters around the globe!
We will be featuring women throughout the year on the blog, but in honor of Women's History Month, we want to highlight women who persisted in the fight for women's rights.
Alice Paul, born in 1885 in Mount Laurel, NJ, was a leader in the fight for women's right to vote in America. She cofounded the National Women's Party, the first group to picket the White House in the lead-up to the 19th Amendment in 1920, which finally gave women the right to vote. Paul also co-wrote the first equal rights amendment, introduced to Congress for the first time in 1923. Paul continued working for women's rights from the office of the National Women's Party until 1972.
Alice Paul is included in our first set of Persistent Sisters, along with many other notable women, inspirational quotes, and important moments in history. Start collecting today!