Alice Paul was born on January 11th 1885 in Moorestown, New Jersey. She attended Swarthmore College before living in England and pushing for women's voting rights. While in London from 1906 to 1909, Paul became politically active and unafraid to use dramatic tactics in support of a cause.
When she returned to America in 1910, she became a leader in the suffragist movement, eventually forming the National Woman's Party with Lucy Burns and becoming a key figure in the voices that led to the passage of the 19th Amendment.
In later years she advocated for the passage of an Equal Rights Amendment as well. She died in Moorestown on July 9th 1977.