Lucy Burns (April 20, 1879 – September 15, 1966) was an American suffragist and women's rights advocate. She was a passionate activist in the United States and in the United Kingdom. Burns was a close friend of Alice Paul, and together they ultimately formed the National Woman's Party. Lucy Burns spent more time in jail and endured horrible treatment and conditions in her quest to secure for women the right to vote. She is a true American hero.