Emmeline Pankhurst


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Emmeline Pankhurst (born Emmeline Goulden) (15 July 1858 – 14 June 1928) was a British political activist and leader of the British suffragette movement which 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 ... more »

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  • ''We are here, not because we are law-breakers; we are here in our efforts to become law-makers.''
    Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928), British suffragette. Speech, October 21, 1908, at her trial in London.
  • ''...the moving spirit of militancy is deep and abiding reverence for human life.''
    Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928), British suffragist and politician. My Own Story, book 3, ch. 4 (1914). Pankhurst used militant techniques in her a...
  • ''...the way to reform has always led through prison.''
    Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928), British suffragist and politician. My Own Story, book 2, ch. 8 (1914). Pankhurst and her daughters Christabel and ...
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