Susan B. Anthony, once caught voting before the 19th amendment passed, and was scolded. She insisted on being arrested, not wanting to be treated differently based on sex
ALICE PAUL (1885-1977) Alice Paul was a women's rights activist who led the suffrage movement in the United States and later founded the National Women's Party with Lucy Burns. She was a key figure in pushing through the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920, which banned sex discrimination in the right to vote.
Handbill, "Equal Rights Amendment," ca. 1920s The National Women’s Party (NWP) was one of the first women’s rights groups to lobby in favor of the Equal Rights Amendment. This NWP flyer highlighted hopes that a constitutional amendment would guarantee women equality with men in pay, professional opportunities, property, child custody, contracts, and all other rights of citizens. Manuscript Division, Library of Congress
Rosa Parks was asked to move to the back of the bus where black people were expected to sit, by the whites. When she refused, police became involved, essentially leading to her arrest. Rosa Parks is a true Civil Rights leader, due to her strength and bravery. This arrest eventually led to the Montgomery Bus Boycotts, where African Americans did not use the buses, but walked instead.
The 14th Amendment was ratified July 28 , 1868. It granted protection of civil rights to African Americans who were enslaved. It granted citizenship to any person who was born in the United States or any person who was naturalized. It didn't let states deny anyone from "life, liberty, or property without due process" they also couldn't deny "equal protection of laws".
In recognition of the anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, and the anniversary of the 1963 civil rights march on Washington, a coalition of women's organizations, representing millions of women, announced plans to counter the attacks on women's economic and health security through a new multi-organization effort, HERvotes. The goal is to mobilize women voters in 2012 around preserving women's Health and Economic Rights (HER rights.)…