Emmeline Pankhurst


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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.
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  • ''...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 agitation for woman suffrage, including hunger strikes and deliberate provocation of arrest and imprisonment.
  • ''...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 Sylvia, all leaders in the British woman suffrage movement, were imprisoned repeatedly for their protest activities.

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