LUCY BURNS #100travelHERS
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Birth: July 28, 1879; Brooklyn, New York
Death: December 22, 1966; Brooklyn, New York
Occupation: Teacher, women’s rights activist; co-founder of the National Woman’s Party
Notable journeys: Moved to Berlin for graduate school in 1906 and visited England in 1909, where she met British and Scottish suffragists. Dropped out of school to join the movement full time through 1912. Followed Alice Paul back to the United States and helped lead the women’s rights movement there.
Notable work: Organized several protests and events to advance women’s suffrage; arrested six times and spent more time in prison than any other U.S. suffragist
Quote: “It is unthinkable that a national government which represents women should ignore the issue of the right of all women to political freedom.”