Emmeline Pankhurst (15 July 1858 – 14 June 1928) was an English political activist. She is best remembered for organising the UK suffragette movement and helping women win the right to vote. In 1999, Time named her as one of the 100 Most Important People of the 20th Century, stating that “she shaped an idea of objects for our time” and “shook society into a new pattern from which there could be no going back”. She was widely criticised for her militant tactics, and historians disagree about their effectiveness, but her work is recognised as a crucial element in achieving women’s suffrage in the United Kingdom.
My favorite quote from her is: “I am what you call a Hooligan!” (Emmeline Pankhurst)
19. September 2022