Emmeline Pankhurst The daughter of an anti-slave campaigner and a passionate feminist, the influential women's rights activist married a socialist lawyer and together they fought for women's rights in the late 19th and early 20th century - a fight she continued with her three daughters after his death. She formed The Women’s Social and Political Union - best known as the suffragettes.
Emmeline Pankhurst, who had founded the Women’s Social & Political Union, being arrested as a Suffragette. We take our right to vote today for granted. Get out there and vote and prove to those women who fought so hard to make it so that we could have a voice that it was worth fighting for.
Emmeline Pankhurst (née Goulden 15.7.1858|14.6.1928) Founder of the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), an all-women suffrage advocacy organization dedicated to "deeds, not words." Her daughters, Christabel, Sylvia and Adela were also leading members of the WSPU. Adela and Sylvia left the WSPU in 1913. Emmeline is seen here in a First Class carriage leaving Waterloo Station, London, c. 1910.
Songsheet of 'The March of the Women', 1911. Songsheet in the suffragette colours of purple, green and white, showing women and children marching with the banner of the Women's Social and Political Union, demanding votes for women. This anthem was written by Ethel Smyth in 1911 and was dedicated to Emmeline Pankhurst, a leading campaigner in the suffragette movement.