Monday, 13 June 2011
Anniversary of death of Emmeline Pankhurst
This tourist barge is named after a famous Manchester daughter, Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928). In 1889 Emmeline was one of the founders of the Women's Franchise League, who succeeded in promoting the passage of a law granting women the right to vote in local elections. In 1903 she founded the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU) in Manchester.
She died in London on 14 June 1928, a few weeks after British women were granted full voting rights. Her Manchester home is now the Pankhurst women's community centre, which I shall post about in the autumn.
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