Early Photos of Some of America’s First Policewomen. Many people could not even imagine what a female police officer would look like so this Ohio suffrag... - George Grantham Bain Collection, Prints and Photographs Division, Library of Congress
Radical Suffragette, Emmeline Pankhurst. After her husband died in 1898, Pankhurst founded the Women's Social and Political Union (WSPU), an all-women suffrage advocacy organisation dedicated to "deeds, not words." The group quickly became infamous when its members smashed windows and assaulted police officers. Pankhurst, her daughters, and other WSPU activists were sentenced to repeated prison sentences, where they staged hunger strikes to secure better conditions.