Alice Paul (1885-1977) and Lucy Burns (1879-1966) were influential leaders of the late period of the national suffrage movement, based in Washington, DC. They organized the1913 Washington March and Silent Sentinel White House protests. Together they founded National Women’s Party.

The Silent Sentinels, including Paul and Burns were arrested for picketing and were brutalized at Occoquan Workhouse. Their experiences were captured in the HBO film, Iron Jawed Angels.