National Woman’s Suffrage Congressional Union Flag

This is the flag of the National Woman’s Suffrage Congressional Union.
In 1914 Alice Paul split from the more conservative National American Woman Suffrage Association, eventually founding the National Woman’s Party. It replaced British suffragettes’ green with yellow as the new American suffrage color.
Alice Paul and Lucy Burns felt that more should be being done to lobby Congress directly and that American suffragists could adapt the tactics of spectacle and political pressure employed by the British "suffragettes." Their new National Woman’s Party (NWP) used parades, petitions, protests, and eventually pickets in an ambitious campaign for a woman suffrage amendment.
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associated institution
National Woman's Party
associated person
Paul, Alice
National Woman's Suffrage Congressional Union
Physical Description
fabric (overall material)
metal (overall material)
purple (overall color)
white (overall color)
gold (overall color)
average spatial: 13 in x 27 1/2 in; 33.02 cm x 69.85 cm
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Gift of Alice Paul Centennial Foundation Inc
Women's Suffrage
Equal Rights Amendment
Voting Rights
See more items in
Political History: Political History, Women's History Collection
Government, Politics, and Reform
Woman Suffrage
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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