Sylvia Pankhurst and the Suffrage Movement in East London

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Oh, to be a fly on the wall in the Pankhurst’s gaff. After Emmeline Pankhurst founded the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) in 1903, her daughter, the famous campaigner Sylvia Pankhurst, was booted out when she wouldn’t give up her socialist principals. She founded the East London Federation of the WSPU, where working-class suffragettes in the East End rallied locals into a mass campaign for their political rights. Listen to historian Katherine Connelly uncover inspiring stories of working class women terrifying the Prime Minister and changing their city. Find out more here



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