Alice Lee Moqué
October 20, 1861 - July 16, 1919
7th & C St NE
Alice Lee Moqué was a suffragist, writer, journalist, photographer, cyclist, activist, a founder of today's PTA and mother and wife. Born Alice Lee Hornor in in New Orleans to an abolitionist family, she moved to Washington, DC in 1865.
Alice attended Washington High School in Georgetown and in 1879 married Walter Comonfort Snelling. They had three sons, Walter, Henry and Charles. As a young mother she continued her education, taking courses on law, medicine and photography. By the 1890s, she had successfully published articles she had written on photography techniques.
A year after Walter passed away in 1893, Alice married John Oliver Moqué. They had one daughter, Violeta. In the late 1890s, Alice was a founder of the Women's Cuban League, focused on channeling humanitarian aid to Cubans suffering the effects of the Spanish American War.
Alice was an avid sportswoman and a pioneer and practitioner of women cycling. She was deeply committed to women's suffrage and the improvement of life for all women in general and was actively involved in press work for the suffragist movement, including authoring Washington's "Pot Bouille." She died of complications from a broken leg in July 1919, one month after the US Senate passed the 19th Amendment. She was cremated at her request and her remains are interred at Congressional Cemetery.
About the Artist:
Charlotte enjoys exploring history and historical artists through most of what she creates. This cold-cast bronze of Alice is a piece she is particularly proud of and has included magnolias and the American Beauty rose in honor of Alice's birth and resting places.
Call Box Restoration by Dolley Madison Chapter,
District of Columbia State Society, NSDAR
Bas Relief Artist - Charlotte Patterson
Dedicated on October 20, 2021