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.
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."
Mrs. Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928). Portrait of Mrs. Pankhurst taken in Boston in October 1910. Emmeline Pankhurst was the Honorary secretary of the WSPU and later Honorary treasurer. Born in Manchester from a radical political background, Emmeline married Dr. Richard Pankhurst, the 'red doctor' a radical feminist barrister. Their daughters were also involved in the WSPU. By 1913, Emmeline had served three prison sentences, two for leading a deputation to Parliament, and for inciting the…
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 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.