Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Editor: Tracy A. Thomas
University of Akron School of Law

Thursday, December 12, 2013

#Throwback Thursday. Women's Legal History on the Push for Woman's Suffrage

Founding Feminists on the National American Woman's Suffrage Association, 100 years ago this week.

Alice Paul has split from N.A.W.S.A. Earlier today she was given an ultimatum from the National Board: She could either continue to lead N.A.W.S.A.’s Congressional Committee, or her Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage, but not both, as she has been doing. She refused to give up her work with the Congressional Union, and now both she and Lucy Burns will be devoting all their time to the more militant Union and working solely for passage and ratification of the Anthony Amendment.

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