21. "We are here not because we are law-breakers; we are here in our efforts to become law-makers." - Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928)

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10 female pioneers Credit: Time Life Pictures/Getty Emmeline Pankhurst(1858-1928)Pankhurst’s slogan 'Deeds, not words' defined her l...

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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."

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On this day 14th July,1858 the birth in Moss Side, Manchester of Emmeline Pankhurst, English Suffragette who led the fight for women's suffrage in Britain, often by violent means

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From left: Emmeline Pankhurst with daughters Christabel and Sylvia at Waterloo station, London, 1911.

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"Emmeline Pankhurst, who had founded the Women’s Social & Political Union, being arrested as a Suffragette". Ladies, our fore mothers fought for the rights of future generations (us) so that we would have the chance and the choice to vote. Do not let that struggle be in vain. Vote!

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Emmeline Pankhurst, suffragette “We have to free half of the human race, the women, so that they can help to free the other half.”

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