Saturday, 13 June 2020

Woman in History - Emmeline Pankhurst

In England, in 1903 Emmeline Pankhurst set out to inspire women from all walks of life – rich and poor, young and old – to campaign for an end to the law that said women weren't allowed to vote.  These women became known as the suffragettes.

Emmeline said the only way to make people take the suffragette message seriously was to use Deeds Not Words, even if it meant getting into trouble with the police and sometimes being sent to prison.

It wasn't until 1918 that some women aged over 30 were allowed to vote.  It want' until 1928, shortly after Emmeline's death, that all women aged over 21 were allowed to vote.

Thanks to the fabulous book Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World by Kate Pankhurst (a rellie)

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