New Exhibit at the Alice Paul Institute, “Equality is a Verb”

On Saturday, January 21, the Alice Paul Institute (API) celebrated its namesake’s 138th birthday. The event served as an unveiling of the API’s newest exhibition, Equality is a Verb.

The exhibit connects the work of suffragists and Equal Rights Amendment supporters through three verbs that were commonly used by activists – organize, advocate, and resist. Equality is a Verb will demonstrate that the actions in the past fights for gender equality remain relevant today. Featured artifacts include Susan B. Anthony’s desk, on loan from the National Park Service, and material from the API’s archives.

Alice Paul was born on January 11, 1885, and was an equal rights champion. She was raised in Mount Laurel, New Jersey, graduated from Moorestown Friends School, and became a leading figure in the suffragist movement. She played a key role in passing the 19th Amendment, which extended the right to vote to women. The mission of the API is to honor the legacy of Alice Paul’s work for gender equality through education and leadership development.

Equality is a Verb will be on display through 2023. For more information on the exhibition, click here. For more information on the Alice Paul Institute, click here.