Emmeline Pankhurst, who had founded the Women’s Social & Political Union, being arrested as a Suffragette. We take our right to vote today for granted. Get out there and vote and prove to those women who fought so hard to make it so that we could have a voice that it was worth fighting for.
Emmeline Pankhurst (1858 or 1857 -- 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."
"At Last", cover on 'The Suffragist', Saturday, June 21, 1919. In September 1918 President Wilson endorsed the amendment granting women the right to vote. It took nine months from Wilson's endorsement until Congress passed the amendment in June 1919.
eternallybeautifullyblack: “ The African-American Suffragists History Forgot by Lynn Yaeger [T]hough we may have vague notions of the American women who fought so heroically for the ballot on this side of the Atlantic, they are, in our minds, in our.