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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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Emmeline Pankhurst (born Goulden; 15 July 1858 – 14 June 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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from the Guardian

The 10 best female pioneers

10 female pioneers Credit: Time Life Pictures/Getty Emmeline Pankhurst(1858-1928)Pankhurst’s slogan 'Deeds, not words' defined her l...

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"Emmeline Pankhurst, who had founded the Women’s Social & Political Union, being arrested as a Suffragette". Ladies, our fore mothers fought for the rights of future generations (us) so that we would have the chance and the choice to vote. Do not let that struggle be in vain. Vote!

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Emmeline Pankhurst After her husband died in 1898, Pankhurst founded the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), an all-women suffrage advocacy organisation dedicated to "deeds, not words."The group placed itself separately from–and often in opposition to–political parties. Pankhurst, her daughters, and other WSPU activists were sentenced to repeated prison sentences, where they staged hunger strikes to secure better conditions

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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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Emmeline Pankhurst quote: I would rather be a rebel than a slave. Link to biography: http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/historic_figures/pankhurst_emmeline.shtml

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This leaflet advertises a pro-suffrage demonstration to be held on 24 November in the Bow Palace, Bow Road. Speakers included Emmeline Pankhurst and George Lansbury, the Labour Party member of parliament for Bow and Bromley, who was a staunch supporter of women's suffrage. The bill is printed in the purple, white and green colours of the Women's Social and Political Union.

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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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