Emily Davies, portrait by Rudolph Lehmann, 1880 1830-1921 In 1862, after the death of her father, Davies moved to London, where she edited the English Woman's Journal, and became friends with women's rights advocates Barbara Bodichon, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson and her younger sister Millicent Fawcett. Davies became a founder member of a women's discussion group, the Kensington Society along with Elizabeth Garrett Anderson,& Barbara Bodichon
It’s the most famous moment in the suffragette movement’s history: Emily Davison runs onto the track at the Epsom Derby and is trampled by the King’s horse. Although footage of the tragedy has been analysed many times, no-one has been able to establish what her intentions were.
February 9th. 1907: the National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies organized a march from Hyde Park to Exeter Hall. This procession involved over 3,000 women from highly diverse backgrounds-- wealthy titled ladies, artists, students, and workers marched in solidarity. The poor weather caused the event to be dubbed the Mud March.
Barbara Bodichon, Emily Davies and Bessie Rayner Parkes. The Langham Place Group campaigned on a variety of women’s issues from around 1857 to 1866. The Group comprised like-minded friends (all privileged women with both resourcefulness and resources) who were moved by the unfair treatment and limitations faced by women and determined to make things better. They began to develop a politics of ‘liberal feminism’; this embraced education, suffrage...Named after journal in which they wrote
Emily Davies British Advocate of Women's Rights Emily Davies was an early British advocate for women's rights. She helped to found Britain's first women's college, Girton College. She was part of the suffrage movement, but opposed the militancy of the Pankhursts and others.
Rachel Carson - Marine biologist, conservationist & native of Springdale Borough. Her book "Siilent Spring," published in 1962, documents the harmful effects of pesticides, especially on birds, and is credited with helping to launch the environmental movement. Her childhood home is now known as the Rachel Carson Homestead and is on the National Register of Historic Places. On Earth Day 2006, Allegheny County renamed the 9th Street Bridge in honor of her life & accomplishments.