SCC Bookmobile features Alice Paul on Nov. 10

SCC Bookmobile features Alice Paul on Nov. 10

The Salem Community College Bookmobile’s next living-history program features a program on women’s rights activist Alice Paul on Friday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in partnership with American Historical Theatre (AHT).  

Sponsored by the Friends of the SCC Bookmobile Library, this family-friendly, free event will be held in Donaghay Hall, Room 106, on Salem Community College’s campus at 460 Hollywood Ave. Carneys Point.  Guests should park in Lot D and enter through the double doors facing the parking lot.  

Inspired by Britain’s Christabel Pankhurst to speak out for women’s right to vote, Paul joined the fight for suffrage in Great Britain and returned home to New Jersey to work with the National American Woman Suffrage Association and eventually earn a doctorate in civil law from American University.  Paul founded the National Woman’s Party, campaigned against President Wilson’s refusal to support woman suffrage, went on hunger strikes and was jailed in order to secure the 19th Amendment, according to AHT. When the 19th Amendment passed, in 1920, Paul wrote and worked for the Equal Rights Amendment, introducing the bill in 1923.  

Paul will be portrayed by Taylor Williams.  AHT notes the Williams “takes up the standard of Alice Paul.  The two women both studied extensively, studied law and have lived lives dedicated to protecting civil rights.”     

Funding for the program is provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts through Salem County Board of Freeholders and Salem County Cultural and Heritage Commission.  

For more information, contact Bookmobile Library Coordinator Margaret Masserini at (856) 351-2830 or mmasserini@salemcc.edu

 

Caption: Taylor Williams will portray women’s rights activist Alice Paul at the Salem Community College Bookmobile’s next living-history program on Friday, Nov. 10 at 7 p.m. in Donaghay Hall, Room 106, on Salem Community College’s campus at 460 Hollywood Ave., Carneys Point.