Alice Paul and Lucy Burns originally formed the National Woman’s Party. It stood as a key organization in the fight for women’s suffrage, which in 1920 resulted in the 19th Amendment to the Constitution. Now centered at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., the group provides educational programs, tours, exhibits, research and publications that explore the evolving role of women in modern society.  The National Monument houses an impressive collection of suffrage banners, archives and artifacts documenting the continuing effort by women and men of all races, religions and ideas to win voting rights and equality for women under the law, notes Jeff Ifrah.

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