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A Woman’s Place Is In the Sewall-Belmont House: Alice Paul and Women’s Rights--
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This lesson plan scratches the surface of the histories of Alice Paul, Alva Belmont, the Sewall-Belmont House, and 20th century women's political movements. The following resources provide more information on these subjects:

Alice Paul Institute
The Alice Paul Institute is a non-profit corporation at Paulsdale, the childhood home of Alice Paul in Mount Laurel, NJ. The API website offers information about Alice Paul and Paulsdale, links to many Alice Paul and women's suffrage websites, and resources for teachers. Paulsdale is a National Historic Landmark associated with Alice Paul and the women's suffrage movement. The Institute at Paulsdale offers a variety of public programs, camps, and workshops.

American Family History and Folklife Online Resource
The Library of Congress hosts the American Folklife Center's American Family History and Folklife Online Resource. This oral history resource offers information about important American oral history projects and guides for people interested in recording oral histories within their families and communities.

American Women
The Library of Congress' American Women gateway resource provides information about the Library of Congress' collections related to women's history. One collection is Women of Protest, which contains photographs from the records of the National Woman's Party as well as essays about the women's rights movement and leaders.

The Equal Rights Amendment: Unfinished Business for the Constitution
The Equal Rights Amendment website is a collaborative project run by the Alice Paul Institute and the National Council of Women's Organizations ERA Task Force. It is an up-to-date resource about the status of the ERA in the state legislatures and in Congress. It also includes information about the history of the ERA and the strategy used to push for ratification.

National Park Service -- Save America's Treasures Grants
The Sewall-Belmont House was one of the first four recipients of a Save America's Treasures grant in 1999. The Federal Save America’s Treasures program is one of the largest and most successful grant programs for the protection of our nation’s endangered and irreplaceable cultural heritage. For more information on the restoration work completed on the Sewall-Belmont House between 2003 and 2007, see the National Trust for Historic Preservation's online story, "A Woman's Place."

Sewall-Belmont House & Museum, home of the historic National Woman’s Party
The Sewall-Belmont House & Museum website provides a wealth of information about the histories of the House and the National Woman's Party, as well as access to its digital online collections of photos, objects, and documents related to the NWP. Visit the website for more information about planning a trip to see the Sewall-Belmont House for a guided tour or to attend a public program.

Suffragists Oral History Project
UC Berkley's Bancroft Library website hosts transcribed oral histories collected from prominent women of the suffrage movement and later women's movement. Alice Paul is one of 12 women interviewed and participated in this project in 1975, two years before her death.

Washington, DC Travel Itinerary
The Sewall-Belmont House is one of many historic places in Washington, DC, and appears in the National Park Service Discover Our Shared Heritage travel itinerary for the capital city.

Lafayette Park: First Amendment Rights on the President's Doorstep
This related lesson plan from Teaching with Historic Places focuses on women's activism in Lafayette Park, site of the first two National Woman's Party headquarters and their picketing campaign.

The M'Clintock House: A Home to the Women's Rights Movement
Another lesson plan from Teaching with Historic Places focuses on the beginning of the 19th century women's rights movement and the importance of the M'Clintock House, where Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott drafted the "Declaration of Sentiments" days before the Seneca Falls Convention.

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