The National Woman's Party: Fighting for Equality Since 1913
Preserving the Legacy
The partnership between the National Woman’s Party and the National Park Service ensured the care and preservation of thousands of collection items that document the founding of the Party, the history of the suffrage movement, the fight for the Nineteenth Amendment, and the ongoing struggle for women’s equality. Many of these collection pieces are on display at the Belmont-Paul museum in public exhibits planned by both the National Woman’s Party and the National Park Service. The preservation of these items ensures that the stories they hold will be remembered for generations to come.
Forward Into Light
The National Woman’s Party (NWP) and the Alice Paul Institute (API) announced at the end of 2020 that they will unify their organizations. Connected through the legacy of civil rights activist and suffragist Alice Paul, both non-profits share a dedication to the preservation and celebration of the history of women’s suffrage, and the continued fight for constitutionally protected equal rights for all.
The Alice Paul Institute (API) educates the public about the life and work of leading equal rights activist Alice Stokes Paul (1885-1977). Alice Paul was a force in the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1920, which extended voting rights to women. She is the founder of the National Woman’s Party, and author of the Equal Rights Amendment which, when ratified, will give legal and lasting equal protections to both women and men. API is a nationally recognized non-profit organization headquartered at Paulsdale, a National Historic Landmark marking the birthplace of Alice Paul. API offers leadership development workshops for teen girls, and civic engagement programs for women and men of all ages that connect history to contemporary events and issues. The Alice Paul Institute is dedicated to continuing Alice Paul’s work toward securing lasting and legally protected equal rights for all.
Last updated: December 31, 2020