Alice Paul: Testimony before the House Judiciary Committee

(1915)

Alice Paul did not produce a large body of written documents. Modern students of the woman’s suffrage and early feminist movements can gain insight into Paul’s values and beliefs from oral sources, including her Testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on the question of female suffrage. Along with three of her fellow suffragists, Paul appeared before the committee on December 16, 1915, to speak on behalf of the Congressional Union for Woman Suffrage in support of an amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting voting rights to women.

Earlier that month, the so-called Anthony...

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