American Joshua

Title

American Joshua

Description

My adult interest in the suffrage movement began with Alice Paul. If Stanton & Anthony - and other women whose names I didn’t yet know - were Moses, then Alice Paul was Joshua, leading us into the Promised Land. Without her the struggle could have taken years longer.

Decades before SNCC or Act Up, Alice Paul made political theater that worked. Most of it had never been done before: a massive parade alongside a Presidential inauguration; protesters continually picketing the White House; women as domestic political prisoners. It was genius.

Then, after we won the 19th Amendment, Alice Paul wrote the ERA. Her belief in absolute legal and political equality for women spoke to me when I first learned about her from Reva Siegel. Though I now know more about Alice's flaws, it still does. #Suffrage100 #KnowYour19th

Creator

Daily Suffragist

Date

30/11/2019

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Citation

Daily Suffragist, “American Joshua,” Daily Suffragist, accessed October 19, 2021, https://dailysuffragist.omeka.net/items/show/171.

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