I wanted to call Hazel, Emme, after this amazing woman. Emmeline Pankhurst, leader of the British Suffragette movement, was imprisoned, force fed & abused fighting for women's right to vote. “This was the beginning of a campaign the like of which was never known in England, or for that matter in any other country. We interrupted a great many meetings & were violently thrown out & insulted. Often we were painfully bruised & hurt.” Emmeline Pankhurst fought for the right for women to vote in…
Day 29: Julia Ward Howe - Most known for her song, “The Battle Hymn of the Republic.” What many do not know about her is that she played a significant role in the women’s suffrage movement, helping to found the New England Women’s Club, the American Woman Suffrage Association, the Massachusetts Woman Suffrage Association and the New England Suffrage Association.
WOMEN IN HIDING: James Barry was a woman disguised as man in order to study medicine. Admitted to Edinburgh University in 1809. After graduation, was assigned to various British colonies and noted for "his" care & struggle to improve the standard of life of patients. Died in 1865, after 46 years working as an army medical officer. Was then when her real identity, MARGARET ANN BULKLEY, was discovered. Among her many achievements she was the first British surgeon to perform a successful…
On Sep 13, 1944, a princess from India lay dead at Dachau concentration camp. She had been tortured by the Nazis, then shot in the head. Her name was Noor Inayat Khan. The Germans knew her only as Nora Baker, a British spy who had gone into occupied France using the code name Madeline. She carried her transmitter from safe house to safe house with the Gestapo trailing her, providing communications for her Resistance unit.#Repin By:Pinterest++ for iPad#
'Nellie Hall's hunger strike medal, July 21st 1913'. Nellie Hall (given name Emmeline) (b. 1895) British suffragette + god-daughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, after whom she was named. Nellie's involvement in the Women's Suffrage movement was influenced by her parents, particularly her mother Martha, who was one of the original 6 women who formed the WSPU in 1903.
Helen Richey was Amelia Earhart's copilot on one flight across the Atlantic. She became the first woman hired to be a pilot by a commercial airline in the US. She was the first woman licensed as an aviation instructor. She was the first woman to fly a scheduled mail flight. During WWII she commanded a group of women pilots for the British Air Transport Auxiliary, flying bombs between factories and airbases. She died by suicide at age 38
Holloway brooch, designed by Sylvia Pankhurst, 1909. Presented to all British suffragettes after imprisonment, the design was based on the portcullis symbol of the House of Commons, the arrow convict symbol is enamelled in the purple, white and green colours of the suffragettes. Purple stood for dignity, white for purity and green for hope.