Born in 1885, Alice Paul was one of the primary leaders of the women’s suffrage movement. Paul studied biology at Swarthmore College before receiving an M.A. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania. While in England, she became involved in the British suffragette movement and, inspired, began organizing for women’s rights after her return to the USA. In 1913, she co-organized the Woman Suffrage Procession in Washington, DC, the first suffragist parade in the USA. She then organized the Silent Sentinels, suffragists who silently protested outside the White House for over eighteen months. Though protesting peacefully, the women were harassed and arrested. Paul herself was detained for seven months. After the ratification of the 19th Amendment, Paul continued to rally for equal rights, penning the Equal Rights Amendment in 1923, and later supporting Title VII during the Civil Rights Movement. Paulsdale was her home and now houses The Alice Paul Institute.