Alice Paul Peg Brand (copyright 1978)
Alice Paul was the main organizer of the American women's suffrage movement, which began in 1913 in Washington, D.C. She shifted the strategy from gaining the vote in individual states to a nationwide constitutional amendment. She initiated a weekly publication called The Suffragist, which employed dozens of women writers and artists, organized marches in the streets of D.C., staged demonstrations against President Woodrow Wilson, and led others in hunger strikes in prison. Once women received the vote in 1920, Paul promoted an equal rights amendment. She is pictured here shortly before her death in the late 1970s, ever hopeful the Equal Rights Amendment (authored by Indiana's own Senator Birch Bayh) will pass. The painting currently hangs in the president's office on the IU Bloomington campus.