Bold and Full: Emmeline Pankhurst

The BOLD AND FULL feature today is Emmeline Pankhurst (15 July 1858 – 14 June 1928), a leader of the British suffragette movement.

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Emmeline Pankhurst was born July 15, 1858 in Manchester, England. She founded the Women’s Social and Political Union in 1903, and was known as a Sufferagette. In her journey for Women’s rights she was imprisoned several times and had a TRIBE of many women and men supporting her efforts.

After being held in prison, she encouraged other women to support in the war efforts during The Great War (World War I). “Human life for us is sacred, but we say if any life is to be sacrificed it shall be ours; we won’t do it ourselves, but we will put the enemy in the position where they will have to choose between giving us freedom or giving us death.” 

After the war, Emmeline, with her TRIBE by her side, continued to fight for women’s rights. “Men make the moral code and they expect women to accept it. They have decided that it is entirely right and proper for men to fight for their liberties and their rights, but that it is not right and proper for women to fight for theirs.”

Emmeline’s efforts paid off, but she didn’t live to see the impact she made. She died June 14, 1928, and less than a month later women over the age of 21 received the right to vote on July 2, 1928. Emmeline was proud to be a woman and she OWNED IT. We should all stand up for what we believe in. OWN IT and together as a TRIBE, women can succeed at anything.

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