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Emmeline Pankhurst (1858 or 1857 -- 1928) was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement who helped women win the right to vote. In 1999 Time named Pankhurst as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century, stating: "she shaped an idea of women for our time; she shook society into a new pattern from which there could be no going back."

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emmeline pankhurst quotes - To all who might have seen the Suffragette cast critized for shirts saying this : it is a direct quote from the movie and miss Pankurst

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21. "We are here not because we are law-breakers; we are here in our efforts to become law-makers." - Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928)

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THANK YOU, EMMELINE!!! Suffragette (women's rights movement) Emmeline Pankhurst being arrested after protesting near Buckingham Palace. London, England, [1907-1914].

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from the Guardian

Why the suffragettes still matter: 'they dared to act as the equals of men'

From left: Emmeline Pankhurst with daughters Christabel and Sylvia at Waterloo station, London, 1911.

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from the Guardian

The 10 best female pioneers

Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928) Pankhurst’s slogan 'Deeds, not words' defined her life. We would have got the vote without her.

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from Stylist Magazine

The top 50 most empowering feminist quotes of all time

Emmeline Pankhurst, suffragette “We have to free half of the human race, the women, so that they can help to free the other half.”

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from CafePress.com

Suffragist Emmeline Pankhurst Tile Coaster

On this day 14th July,1858 the birth in Moss Side, Manchester of Emmeline Pankhurst, English Suffragette who led the fight for women's suffrage in Britain, often by violent means

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