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.

Associated Institution: National Woman's PartyAssociated Person: Paul, AliceCommemorated: National Woman's Suffrage Congressional Union

Location: Currently not on view

General Subject Association: Women's SuffrageSubject: Equal Rights AmendmentVoting Rights


See more items in: Political and Military History: Political History, Women's History Collection, Government, Politics, and Reform, Woman Suffrage


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Credit Line: Gift of Alice Paul Centennial Foundation Inc

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1987.0165.124Catalog Number: 1987.0165.124Accession Number: 1987.0165

Object Name: flag

Physical Description: fabric (overall material)metal (overall material)purple (overall color)white (overall color)gold (overall color)Measurements: average spatial: 13 in x 27 1/2 in; 33.02 cm x 69.85 cm


Record Id: nmah_1065893

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