#InContext: Alice Paul

By: REBECCA JUN Women have cast ballots and contributed to the greater American vision as voters for a century. On August 25, 1920, the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was ratified, granting women the right to vote and ending nearly 100 years of protest. Alice Paul was one of many brave suffragists who risked … Continue reading #InContext: Alice Paul

#InContext: Susan B. Anthony

By: FAITH LAKEN Best known as one of the most prominent leaders of the women’s suffrage movement, Susan Brownell Anthony dedicated her life to advocacy on many issues, including abolition, equal pay for equal work, and women’s property rights. Born in 1820, Anthony grew up in a Quaker family who were engaged in issues of … Continue reading #InContext: Susan B. Anthony

#InContext: Abigail Adams

Hailed for her now-famous admonition that the Founding Fathers “remember the ladies” in their new laws, Abigail Adams was not only an early advocate for women’s rights, she was a vital confidant and adviser to her husband John Adams, the nation’s second president. She opposed slavery and supported women’s education. Born to a prominent family … Continue reading #InContext: Abigail Adams