History's HEROES? Dated 1879 - 1966

Lucy Burns

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Historical Heroes


United States, and United Kingdom
(lived in, worked in) Worked as an activist


  • Got women the right to vote.


  • Brave / Courageous
  • A good and strong leader
  • Has integrity (stands up for what they believe and act accordingly)
  • Inspiring / Charismatic
  • Determined
  • Ambitious

A hero who fought for women's suffrage

Lucy Burns was an activist in the United States and the United Kingdom for womens rights and suffrage. She fought for women's rights to vote giving women a voice.

Lucy Burns was a catholic with a large family. She graduated Vassar college, and later attended Yale and Oxford. She began to teach public high school before being involved with womens rights.In england Lucy Burns joined the Womens social and political union and that resulted in being arrested a couple of times and imprisoned around the early 1900's, also going on various hunger strikes. In 1912, she joined Alice Paul to work on the constitutional amendment to allow women the right to vote. She was put in jail more times than any other women's suffrage activist.

Life in Lucy Burns's world

Alice Paul (met Lucy in prison) and Lucy worked really hard to get us females womens suffrage today by protesting for womens right to vote by demonstrating civil disobedience in 1913.

Was Lucy Burns a Hero?

  • She worked hard.
  • She was arrested various times.
  • Went through many hardships.
  • She was a large contributor to womens sufferage.
  • Helped get us the world we live in today.
  • Fought for equality.

Things you might not know about Lucy Burns

Lucy Burns may not be the most popular women's activist but she is one of the few who went to great lengths to accomplish gender equality.
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