Equal Rights Amendment


About the Author

Alice Paul was born on January 11, 1885, in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, to Tacie Parry and William Mickle Paul. Alice's father was a successful banker and businessman. The Pauls were Quakers, and Alice received her earliest education at the Moorestown Friends School, where she graduated in 1901. The young Alice Paul's Quaker upbringing instilled in her the principle of equality of the sexes. She went on to Swarthmore College, where she received a BA in 1905. She then attended the New York School of Philanthropy to train for social work and later received an MA in sociology from the University of Pennsylvania. After attending the London School of Economics and the University of Birmingham in England, she returned to the United States and earned a doctorate in political science in 1912 from the University of Pennsylvania. She later received a master of laws and a doctorate in civil law from American University's Washington College of Law.

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