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Alice Paul was one of the most influential women in America, leading the final fight for women’s suffrage and championing equal rights for women through most of the 20th century. Yet most people are unaware of the pivotal role this Mount Laurel native played in procuring the political rights American women now enjoy. This 40-minute PowerPoint presentation features photographs from Alice Paul’s personal collection to show her life, her roots in the New Jersey Quaker community, and her work for women around the world. Presented by Executive Director Lucienne Beard. This program is free and open to the public.
Lucienne Beard, Executive Director, has been active with API since 1994, first as a volunteer and a board member and then on staff as Program Director from 2000-2007. She has a BA in International Affairs from The George Washington University and an MA in American History from Rutgers University, and has over twenty years of experience working with historic sites and cultural organizations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Beard has served on the boards of the Girl Scouts and PA Museums, and currently is Secretary on the board of trustees at The New Century Trust, the other National Historic Landmark that honors a woman in the Greater Philadelphia area. She and her husband live in Mount Laurel only three miles from Paulsdale and have three children.
This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities.
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